What's Better for Weight Loss: Cardio or Weights?

"Work causes fat loss for most people," adds Schoenfeld. There is no "right" exercise, and any activity is good for your health and can help you lose weight.

Adults should do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of strenuous activity daily. Most don't exercise enough.

CDC: 53% of American people get enough aerobic physical exercise, and 23% satisfy aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity requirements.

"The World Health Organization has been recommending for some time that physical exercise of any sort, including light intensity, is better for general health than being sedentary," says Abbott vascular business chief medical officer and divisional vice president of global medical affairs Nick West, M.D.




Consistent activities are preferable, adds Schoenfeld. Despising running makes you less inclined to go for a run. Beyond weight loss, exercise has several health benefits.

Thus, you need not choose workouts you loathe to lose weight. Instead, follow these professional strategies to maximize your workouts while losing weight.