Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday's Cardio Workout

When I say cardio I mean any activity that gets your heart rate up and keeps it up for a significant amount of time. Some of the best cardio activities require little to no special equipment. Here are some indoor options for you:

Jump Rope: Do this for 20 minutes and you'll be feeling that heart of yours as it beats out of your chest.

Dance Dance Revolution: No, not the video game, but if you turn up your I-Pod or the radio and dance your heart out for 30 or so minutes not only will you get a great cardio workout but you'll have a good time too!

Jack, Ski, Jog, Repeat: Jumping jacks, ski jumps, jog in place with high knees, then repeat. Each exercise is done for one minute. Keep this up for as long as possible but if you make it more than 20-30 minutes at a time I'll be seriously impressed!

Stair Run: Got stairs? Run up and down them over and over and get the idea.

Super Woman House Cleaner: If your house gets as messy as mine, then you can tackle two chores at once. Pretend like you are late for an important meeting and clean like a crazy woman. You'll get the whole house clean in about an hour and you'll get your heart rate up for that long too, which counts for a cardio activity.

There are many more ideas and I'm sure you can all think of some. Leave a comment and let others know your secret "get fit at home" trick.