Tuesday, June 9, 2015 11:47 AM

What is the best form of cardio exercise?

Ah...yet another classic and very commonly asked question of fitness professionals.  I find that these commonly asked questions make for some of the best blog topics!  This one can be answered one of two ways.  One would be the scientific approach and is probably the answer most people are expecting to hear from me.  That answer would be a list of cardio workouts with their calorie burn total listed for comparison.  Let’s just get that out of the way now and you can thank me later for saving you a 30 second Google search. Take a look at the table below:

Yeah, yeah, I know that was alphabetical order and not listed by calories burned.  It was a 30 second Google search after all! 
Now in my humble opinion that is all fine and good.  However, that is not the answer you will get out of me. 

In my opinion, whichever form of cardio you like the most is the best form.  Who really cares what the most efficient form of cardio is at burning calories.  If I don’t like it then chances are I won’t stick with it long enough to get results from it.  It’s as simple as that!  Whatever you like the best, that is the best form of cardio!  So get out there and explore and find what form of cardio you like the best.  What have you got to lose besides calories?  Community employees, if you want to continue the conversation, come see us at the employee fitness center located at the Community Regional Medical Center campus or feel free to comment.