Adding just 30 minutes of low to intermediate cardio to your daily routine can be a total game-changer for your health and for your life. Cardio is essential in keeping your heart functioning optimally, being a muscle your heart needs to be kept in shape for you to live a long and healthy life.
These 5 simple, yet effective, cardio exercises are a great way to start you on your path to living a better life:
Playing with a jump rope is not just for kids anymore, but if you like you can rope (see what I did there…) the kids in too for extra fun. Jumping rope can burn 200 – 300 calories in 15 minutes! That’s a potential 600 calories burnt in your 30-minute daily workout, which translates to roughly one third of your entire calorie intake in a day.
It’s not only good for burning calories, it also improves coordination by requiring multiple body parts to communicate simultaneously. If they don’t you’ll end up on your face, so try the simple routines before trying out the fancier moves.
If you haven’t jumped rope since the 3rd grade, now is the time to start again.
Going for a 30-minute brisk walk will do wonders for your body. It improves your circulation, helps you sleep better and helps you lose weight if that’s something you’re looking to do.
Studies show that it can even lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Grab your headphones, pop on your favorite walking tee and jazz up your water bottle with super cute hydro flasks stickers to stay hydrated AND motivated, and then get out there and move that tush!
Rollerblading is an excellent way to improve your heart health. With heart disease increasing day by day throughout the world, it is one of the leading causes of premature death in the USA.
Rollerblading strengthens your heart and is one of the most effective forms of exercise you can do. It also works your arms and legs for great tone and muscle definition. So, really, it’s a win-win.
Regardless of whether you have two-left feet or not, dancing is a fun exercise everyone can enjoy. You don’t have to Zumba if you don’t want to, you can just dance around your own living room with your music cranked up!
If you have neighbors then maybe use a pair of headphones because everyone likes a considerate neighbor. Don’t be THAT neighbor.
Swimming is a tremendous low-impact form of cardio that will get your heart rate up whilst being kind on your joints. It also builds endurance, muscle strength and heart fitness.
Swimming works your whole body, from head to toe. Some researchers say that regular swimming reduces blood pressure and can even reduce your risk of developing diseases and illnesses.
Many people are intimidated by exercise, not knowing what to do or how to do it, but by following these 5 simple tips you can improve your overall health and wellbeing from today.
We all want to live a long and healthy life but we also need to help our bodies out, even if it is only for 30 minutes every day.