calorie burning cardio

If you want energy, give energy!

I think the phrase has some merit to it, and that’s what this week’s calorie burning cardio workout is all about.

According to research at Georgia University, a simple leisurely walk or modest intensity exercise can boost energy levels as much as 20%.  

At 2:00 in the afternoon (my slump time), I’ll take it!

Movement increases the blood flow and oxygen through the body as well as increasing endorphins to the brain, helping give a little pep to the second part of your day.

It doesn’t even need to be as intense as this week’s high-energy cardio routine. Just get moving by doing 5 to 7 minutes of the video, taking a bike ride or going for a leisurely walk.

And because exercise can help improve sleep, being better rested will make getting through your day a bit easier, too. 

Bottom line: try to move mid-afternoon rather than sitting so long at the computer or TV set.