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Should I do cardio everyday?

I want to lose about 15-20lbs before mid-March. Ive joined sparkpeople and have been keeping track of my calories and exercise. I like to walk to the gym 3x a week. But in order to reach my goal, should I do cardio everyday? I dont want to risk injury by doing too much. Currently, on my off days, I do pushups and situps in preparation for basic training. I dont want to lift weights because I need to weigh a certain amount so I can go. If I should do cardio everyday, what should I do?

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serioussifL

Asked by serioussifL at 3:12 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I think you should do Cardio every other day and strength training on the off days
    nowmommyof2

    Answer by nowmommyof2 at 3:15 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Why don't you want to lift weights?
    nowmommyof2

    Answer by nowmommyof2 at 3:16 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I agree with nowmommy but cardio ever day won't hurt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • cardio every day, but change up your cardio, dont run every day because that can injure your knees and feet, so running every other day and eliptical, or biking, or even a dance like zumba or P90X the days you dont run.
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 3:44 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • You can do some form of cardio like zumba during the day and weights during the noon time
    tinamarie1972

    Answer by tinamarie1972 at 5:19 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I think you would have to do cardio at least 6 days a week to lose weight.
    Honda309

    Answer by Honda309 at 5:46 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I do some cardio everyday. Somedays longer than others.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:38 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Sure? If your worried about injury why not talk with a professional trainer about what they would reccomend to avoid that?
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I think that some cardio is good every day.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 5:04 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Everything I read says you should rest in between days especially if you are not used to working out. 'when I began the Couch to 5K they had me doing the jogging three days a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday work best.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:27 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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