Research tells us that both strength/resistance and cardio workouts are crucial, and performing both cardio and strength workouts decreases body fat significantly more than each method alone.
Cardio: By definition, this means anaerobic workouts that increase your heart rate, which helps strengthen your heart by processing oxygen and blood to the working muscles. Exercising at an increasingly higher heart rate during exercise helps with weight loss, fat burning, improved stamina and decreased cholesterol.
Strength: Interestingly, research shows that strength training is more efficient than cardio when it comes to fat loss because more muscle raises your metabolic rate and burns fat faster. It also helps our muscles become stronger, slow down bone loss, and increase metabolism.
Phew, good thing we have both!