I used to go to a gym in Somers. Every afternoon I would see a woman on the elliptical. She would be on that machine the entire time I was at the gym (at least an hour and a half).
Finally, I asked her what she was up to.
She replied: "I do a lot of cardio, so I can eat whatever I want." She never learned that you do not need to do long cardio workouts to get fat burn. She is going to end up with a lot of sore joints for overworking her body.
What a waste of time and effort. Treadmills and ellipticals are symbolic to me. You spend a lot of time on them and end up in the same place! What a boring way to exercise.
Don't get me wrong, cardio is important. If you want to run, go outside and do so. Don't forget about jumping rope or rowing too. However, remember that weight training is a better fat burner than cardio, so break out those dumbells and barbells.