Cardio Exercise

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How to Warm Up for Cardio Exercise

A warm-up simply means 5 to 15 minutes of aerobic exercise at a very easy pace. The term cardio is often used interchangeably with aerobic. Aerobic exercise is any repetitive activity that you do long [more…]

How to Cool Down after Cardio Exercise

After a cardio workout (aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, jogging, bicycling, swimming, or stair climbing), you should always remember to cool down before resting. Don’t stop suddenly and make a [more…]

Using Cardio Exercise for Good Health

If your goal is to feel better and live a longer and healthier life, a little aerobic exercise goes a remarkably long way. The people in the bottom 20 percent of the population, fitness-wise, are 65 percent [more…]

How to Get a Cardio Workout by Walking

Can you really get fit by walking? Absolutely — as long as you walk long enough, hard enough, and often enough. Sure, walking burns fewer calories per minute than jogging, but most people last longer on [more…]

Running Your Way to Fitness

Like walking, running provides a fitness workout that you can take with you anywhere. You can work up a great sweat, burn lots of calories, and your muscles feel invigorated after you finish. You don’t [more…]

Bicycling on a Mountain Bike or Road Bike

Cycling outdoors on a mountain bike or road bike is perfect for people who can’t take the relentless pounding of running or find the slow pace of walking or running a real drag. Cycling is the best way [more…]

Getting in Shape with In-Line Skating

In-line skating — often called Rollerblading— is enjoyed by more than 15 million people. Skating is fun because it isn’t as linear as running, walking, and cycling. You can curve, turn, glide, sprint, [more…]

How to Choose a Cardiovascular Workout

If getting fit is your goal this year, you can choose from a ton of cardiovascular workouts. Finding a cardio workout that you enjoy doing makes your workouts more enjoyable and more successful. You are [more…]

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Monitoring Your Heart Rate during Cardio Exercise

You can monitor your heart rate to ensure that you're exercising at the right pace during a cardio workout. Your heart rate (also called your pulse) is the number of times that your heart beats per minute [more…]

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How to Find Your Target Heart-Rate Zone

Typically, your target heart-rate zone is between 50 percent and 85 percent of your maximum heart rate, the maximum number of times your heart should beat in a minute without dangerously overexerting yourself [more…]

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Using Cardio Exercise to Maximize Fitness

As you progress with a cardio fitness program and get the hang of the exercise thing, you may find that you want more of a challenge. Instead of being satisfied with a boost in energy and a decrease in [more…]

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Following a Cardio Plan for Weight Loss

If your goal is permanent fat loss, you need to burn enough calories to make a significant impact. Here's why: In order to lose a pound in one week, you need to create a 3,500-calorie deficit; in other [more…]

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