Cardio Makes You Fat!

Did you know…..

Did you know that if you perform 30, 40, even 50 minutes of slow and steady cardio day after day that, over time, it can actually make you GAIN fat around your belly, your thighs, and your legs?

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It may sound hard to believe, but studies are now proving people who perform long bouts of chronic cardio suffer from decreased thyroid function[1], release more of the stress hormone cortisol[2], and increase their appetite[3] – all at the same exact time.

In fact, research shows people eat at least 100 MORE calories than they burn off after performing cardio.

1. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2003 Jan; 88(4-5):480-4.
2. Skoluda, N., Dettenborn, L., et al. Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Endurance Athletes. Psychoneuroendocrinology. September 2011.

3. Sonneville, K.R., et al. (2008) International Journal of Obesity. 32, S19-S27.

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