So here is a confession…I LOVE cardio! The feeling oh “AH” afterwards with all the sweat…amazing! I love that feeling, but of course not everyone feels that way. Obviously the calorie burning and heart health are super important but so is actually enjoying it.
I think for some the monotony of treadmills, elliptical, stationary/spin bikes get boring quickly (I fit in this category). So here are some solutions for you:
~Take a class
~Do it with a friend…even just a couple of days a week some cardio can really improve your cardiovascular system
~Get outside and connect with nature! I don’t know about you guys but for me this is when I get in the zone!
~Find some great tunes! Another thing to get you pumped, distracted, and in no time burning a ton of calories!
For the person trying to build muscle:
~Try adding some circuit training into the mix to elevate your heart rate while still avoiding the “traditional”
To mix it up:
~Try HIIT training (http://fitandhealthywithbeth.weebly.com/1/post/2011/10/interval-trianing-aka-hitt.html )
~Try an at home workout like Insanity, TurboFire, or Combat
Cardio is a good option to do 1-5 days a week…even if you do it in a non-traditional way the key is to focus on those heart benefits and get it in!!