Even within the realms of cardio exercises to burn fat, there are two ways in which you can approach your workout. You can either work long and slow, or you could take the faster option, which is more dynamic and of higher intensity, but of shorter duration. If you have weaker joints then the former is probably the best for you.
The second consideration is to what equipment you have access to. If you belong to a gym, then I expect that you are spoiled for choice. Any of the following could provide the basis of a good cardio workout.
- Bicycling – This could be in or outdoors of course, but a bicycle can provide an excellent cardio exercise. The actual level of fat burn will depend on factors such as resistance and speed but it is possible to burn up to 500 calories in 30 minutes on a bike.
- An elliptical trainer – provides a great cardiovascular exercise. An average person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Rowing provides both a cardio workout and a good exercise to your arms. Once again, an average person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes.
- Cross-Country Skiing – (either on a machine or outdoors of course), is an incredible cardiovascular exercise because it utilises the whole body. An average person could burn approx 330 calories in half an hour. As you can see from the examples given, with the right equipment, exercises to burn fat can be very effective in the fight to lose weight.