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Three Great Reasons to Add Cardio to Your Workout Routine

Three Great Reasons to Add Cardio to Your Workout Routine

Not quite sure what to do once you get to the gym? A fitness expert offers a practical solution that takes the guess work out of your exercise routine. Cardio is underrated. I am referring to aerobic exercise, the rhythmic activity that gets your heart rate up, and keeps it sustained for an extended period of time. When asked for my advice and opinion on how to allocate time in the gym, I always emphasize the importance of cardio, but that doesn’t seem to be the answer people are hoping for. For many, aerobic exercise is the neglected step-child in...


The Benefits of Using a Jump Rope in Your Workout Routine

The Benefits of Using a Jump Rope in Your Workout Routine

I have been jumping rope regularly for about 10 years. While I can now easily jump for 30 minutes straight, I remember when doing it for just 60 seconds seemed nearly impossible. So if you think you can’t do it or it’s too hard, give yourself time. You will get better. Jumping rope well takes practice. Extend the duration of your intervals gradually, and before you know it, you will be jumping like a pro. Once you become a skilled jump roper, trust me, you will love it. The benefits are many: 1. Easy to travel with. It’s light, small,...


Four Great Reasons Not to Skip Your Cardio

Four Great Reasons Not to Skip Your Cardio

It’s a matter of prioritizing, and make no mistake, regular cardiovascular exercise should be on the front burner of your to-do-list.   1. BURN FAT NOW If weight-loss is your goal, don’t focus on strength training (not just yet, anyway). Cardiois any type of rhythmic, continuous movement that utilizes the longest limbs of the body. Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, elliptical training, rowing, and step aerobics are all good examples. Get the biggest bang for your calorie-burning buck by focusing on sustained aerobic activity. National Bestseller Tosca Reno says “When I first began working out, I focused mainly on cardiovascular exercise....