I read that in order to burn fat one needs to do a good amount of cardio a day, in addition to low calorie intake, How much walking/jogging should I do a day? I have a treadmill so is it okay to break up the jogs at say 15 minuet intervals or 20/30 intervals. I would get to bored to do it for a whole hour a day. Any help is great. Thanks
Walking is only the best form of cardio if you are not in good enough shape to jog, and jogging is only the best form of cardio if you cannot sprint.
Research has shown that short, intense training is more efficient than slow, consistent cardio. Read the articles on the page below if you do not believe me. If you want to burn the most fat in the least amount of time by running try this:
Run for 1 minute to warm up. Sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds, then slow down to a jog for 1 minute. Alternate between 30 seconds of a dead sprint and 1 minute of jogging until you have completed 8 segments of sprinting. In the end, you will burn more calories than 45 minutes of jogging, and it only takes 13 minutes.
BTW, if you want to lose weight, make sure you also include resistance training (weight lifting) into your exercise program. You will lose far less weight and won’t look much better even if you do lose weight if you do not hit the weights.