Sure, going for a run is an excellent form of cardio, but let’s be honest; it’s not everyone’s favorite cup of tea! Consider adding one of these heart-pumping activities into your weekly routine and see how easy it is to incorporate cardio in exciting, new ways!
Hop on your bike and ride out that heat wave with an activity the whole family will enjoy! Riding a bike is a wonderful addition to your cardio rotation, because it’s known to build muscle and improve your cardiovascular health while remaining easy on the joints. With the weather getting cooler, it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy your favorite neighborhood or scenic walking trail.
You don't have to be a pro to enjoy a dance class! Dance cardio workouts have become a popular way to bust a move these days, whether in a Zumba class or through an online streaming dance workout. This fun way to get your cardio fix might even make you forget you're working out!
Find your rhythm...and maybe a few childhood flashbacks...with a quality jump rope! While being easily portable, a jump rope is a fantastic tool for improving coordination, preventing injury, and toning specific muscle groups, such as your glutes and calves. If there’s a rainy day on the horizon or the summer heat is packing too much of a punch, this inexpensive piece of equipment is the perfect source for achieving that fat-burning cardio indoors.
Get some fresh air by hitting the walking trail! This underutilized form of exercise is a great way to get active while boosting your mood. Whether you take a quick stroll during your lunch break or walk a double lap around the pond with your furry friend, develop a step or mileage goal and be intentional on meeting it each day. Download your favorite playlist or inspirational podcast and start incorporating regular walks into your routine to feel refreshed both mentally and physically. You’ll be on your way to a better you with just One Step at a Time!
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