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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…]

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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Making Walking Part of Your Lifestyle

Setting aside time each day to take a walk is a great start to losing weight and improving your health. But research has found individuals who set aside time to actually [more…]

Increasing the Intensity of Walking Workouts

After your walking workouts begin showing results and you start losing weight, you'll find yourself motivated to try to do more, and that's great. You can safely increase the intensity of your workouts [more…]

Walking the Weight Off For Dummies Cheat Sheet

It may sound too good to be true, but losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the more simple your weight loss efforts, the more likely you will lose weight and keep it off for good. One [more…]

10 Stretches for Walkers

Whether you have already started walking for weight loss or are just considering getting started, you want to make sure that you stretch on a regular basis. Although it may seem as somewhat of an afterthought [more…]

Fueling Your Body to Maximize Weight Loss When Walking

If you are aiming to lose weight, increasing your physical activity level through walking can get you there. However, if you are looking to maximize your weight loss progress and achieve your weight loss [more…]

Getting the Most from Your Walking Workout

The more physically active you are, the more calories you burn each day. And the more calories you burn, the quicker and easier it is to lose weight and keep it off. Whether you increase your physical [more…]

How Anyone Can Lose Weight by Simply Walking

If you have tried time and time again to lose weight, but have not been successful, maybe the reason is that you are trying too hard. That's right — weight loss doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, [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…]

Correct Walking Techniques

If you plan to increase the amount of walking you do on a regular basis to lose weight, it’s important that you walk correctly. You know that song “the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh [more…]

10 Essential Tools for Any Walker

Whether you have yet to start your walking program or are already a seasoned walker, certain tools can enhance the effectiveness of your walk as well as make your life as a walker easier. Although you [more…]

10 Ways to Maximize Your Walking Workout

Sticking with the same walking routine day after day can start to feel monotonous. Worse yet, if your body becomes too accustomed to your workout, you’ll start to see fewer results. Changing your workout [more…]

Walking for Daily Living and Fitness Walking

When it comes to walking, there are many different forms. You can take a slow, leisurely walk; you can power walk; you can walk on an incline; you can even hike up a mountain. All of these are forms of [more…]

The Importance of Walking for Good Health

Walking is not America’s number one form of exercise for no reason. In fact, walking offers tremendous benefits to your health, your waistline, and even your mood and stress levels. To be honest, you can’t [more…]

The Benefits of Walking as Exercise

In just a few minutes per day, without buying any exercise equipment or having to travel to a gym, or learn a skill that requires the coordination of a circus acrobat, you can burn calories, shed inches [more…]


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