onaquest870 saidIt's because people don't want to think about the things they think are difficult and challenging.
People ask me all the time what I'm doing to get in shape and I say working out with a trainer.
They want me to tell them I'm taking some magic pill - or doing some fad diet.
Nope, like everyone else on this site, I have finally learned - eat less, move more. But the cardio and weight training have to go together to get the balance.
How is cardio not difficult or challenging?
People on here seem to be equating cardio with walking on a treadmill for an hour. . .A proper cardio routine is extremely rigorous.
Cardio is difficult and challenging. But when you say cardio to most people - they think they can go for a walk - or buy a treadmill - which is good if you are getting your heart-rate up and keeping it there. - I am not criticizing cardio. I think there should be a balance between the two.
When you mention weight training - there is a whole different image of big scary machines that pop into people's heads. - Trust me, I was one of those people not too long ago. lol
I in no way meant any disrespect to the runners and people who rely heavily on cardio. I am just sharing the experience I have had with the people I know.
What you said above is correct People seem to equate cardio with an hour on the treadmill. A true cardio workout is much more than that.
But the OP''s question asked what's people's thoughts were did it not? Just because that's what people think doesn't make it correct.