By Hannah Llop
Asst. Health Editor
Cardio may be considered one of the hardest forms of exercise; however, it is often the most effective and beneficial.
Only 30 minutes of cardio a day can reduce fat and burn calories, resulting in faster weight loss.
Machines at the gym that concentrate on fat-burning include the treadmill, stair stepper, bike, elliptical and row machine.
Though these machines are excellent in fat-burning, it is important to change it up in order to keep the body toned.
“After a while of working out on the same machine, it’s nice to have a change,” said Matthew Carter, junior healthcare administration major at California Baptist University. “Changing machines can help make a person stronger by not working yourself into a strict pattern and becoming used to the same work.”
Carter said when he is doing cardio during the week he wants to make better eating choices.
It is important for him to switch his routines to notice the best results that make all the difference.
Because the body is craving nutrients, cardio exercises make one want to eat healthier and more nutritious foods.
“I do love cardio because it does make me want to eat healthier,” said Carly Campbell, junior nursing major. “So I can see better results because I am killing myself in the gym. So I don’t want to ruin it by having a bad diet.”
Finding time for the gym can be difficult. However, fitting 30 minutes of cardio a day into a bustling work routine can make the difference in weight loss.