Can you make cardio fun?

Yes, you can!

With entertaining music, enjoyable moves, and an upbeat attitude, a 20- to 30-minute cardio session can fly by in no time.

You just need to find what type of cardio drives you.

It might be hiking, swimming, a team sport like tennis or pickleball, cycling, or maybe a cardio class.

There are endless possibilities to get you moving, and anything is better than sitting long term in front of the computer or TV set.

Also, remember, mixing it up will eliminate boredom, which can prevent you from wanting to do that necessary heart work.

Why Do I Need Cardio?

Cardio is beneficial anytime and does so much to ward off stiffness, which can rear its ugly head more often through the aging process.

Cardio is what keeps your body running smoothly and more efficiently as you age, helping us to live our best life. 

Not convinced? This article really nails down why it is so important to make sure you are doing cardio.

5 Ways To Make Cardio Fun

Use music. Music is a natural mood booster. Putting on some tunes you love will help your workout go by more quickly.

Change it up. Doing the same workout all the time is a surefire way to get bored (but if you’ve found a workout you love, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to it!)

Try something new. The human brain loves novelty. Doing something you’ve never done before triggers the our physiological “fun” response.

Take it easier. It’s not necessary to push yourself to your limit to reap the benefits of cardio exercise. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week.

Change your attitude. We do have a choice in how we feel about exercise! Decide that you’re going to do something good for your body and remind yourself how great you’ll feel once you’re finished.

Give this fun medium- to higher-intensity cardio a try and your heart and whole body will thank you!


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