How many miles do I need to run in a single cardio workout and How many times a week?


How many miles do I need to run in a single cardio workout or how many calories do I need to burn in a single workout to ensure proper weight loss. I am looking to lose upto 20 pounds the healthy way.
Also is it ok to combine cardio and strength training in the same session?? How many mins of each shuld b done and what shoul b the frequency.


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*1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight

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walking is better because it is less stress on your joints. You still get a cardio workout, your still pumping your heart. 3 to four days a week, 30 minutes, you can increase as time goes along, adda extra 10 minutes a week. You can rotate your strength training because you don’t wan to overstress your muscles with exercise. One day do the cardio and the other day strength training. zthe key to losing weight is you must eat, your body needs food, which turns into fuel, to help you lose weight.


you should be doing cardio 4 to 5 times per week about 45 mins per sessions. doesnt matter how many kilometres you run for, you have to get your heart rate between 65% to 80% of your max heart rate. to find your max heart rate is 220 minus your age. consult your doctor before commencing an exercise regime to ensure you are fit and healthy


It is not really about how many miles you put into it, but how much time you put into it.
And it is ok to do strength and cardio in the same session, however you can eaisily overtrain your nervous system that way.

The best routine, is to do them in the same day,
but not in the same session. Give your body 4-6 hours to recooperate between workouts. (cardio first, then weights)

First thing in the morning, your body is in a fasted state (empty of glycogen, a stored form of carbohydrates), so your body will rely more on fat stores for an energy source. (best time for cardio)

Try this.
Morning. (empty stomach)
30-45 minutes of your choice of cardio.
Wait 1 hour (to keep the fat burning going)
Eat something small and healthy every 2 1/2 hours. (1/3 of a portion)

After 4-6 hours.
Do your weight training.
Eat immediately after, (and also eat small meals every 2 1/2 hours.
Good Luck.

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