If you followed what IG "influencers" say about weight loss and weight maintenance, you would be lead to believe that cardio was the king of weight loss.
This fallacy has been around as long as people thought about losing weight... or maybe even longer than that!
The truth, and one that most trainers don't want you to know about, is that doing cardio has little to do with losing weight and keeping it off.If anything, cardio is associated with loss of muscle size and density; which is not a good outcome as you age.
Instead, the act of resistance training, picking up a kettlebell, bar or dumbell, will have a more significant and long lasting impact on your body composition than hours of cardio.
Not convinced? Check out this article on the Inverse.com website for more information on why you should jump off the treadmill and start picking up some iron!