Category Archives: Starting Out With Cardio

So you want to lose some weight? Cardio is a good choice that will not only burn away fat, but also make you fit. Cardio is fitness.

How often do I need to do cardio workouts?
The bitter truth is, if you want good results: four to six workout rounds every week.

How long should I workout?
Around 45 minutes.

Which cardio exercises burn the most calories?
High intense treadmill and stair climbing workouts can burn almost 1000 calories per hour, which is a lot. However, best is to mix the high intense with low intense workouts.

What cardio workouts can I do that’s simple and without any need for expensive equipment? (Here are a bunch of them).

* Running
* Swimming
* Bicycling
* Rowing
* Jump rope
* Walking
* Aerobics Step

How do I stay motivated?
I have made a several blog posts..

Mental Toughness And Weight Loss
Why pay to lose weight? Do it naturally
Motivate Yourself  Succeed
How to see improvement & keep motivating yourself?
The Benefits of Cardio

Sometimes it is very hard to stay motivated when you can’t see any results. Results are there, you just won’t notice it as you look yourself in the mirror everyday.
Here are a few measurement you can keep track of if you want to get more motivated with home cardio and working out overall.

* Body fat
How much muscles versus fat do your body have after and before a training season, that you can notice yourself?

* BMI
BMI is related to your height in proportion to your weight, so keep track of it.

* Calories burned
How much calories did you burn today?

* Required daily calories
How much calories do you need per day in order to loose weight but still don’t be underfed?

* Target heart rate
Measuring heart rate and see how it improves with your training.

* Distance, Time, Pace, Speed
How many miles, how fast and how tired are you?

There are many benefits of doing cardio workout regularly. Nothing burns fat easier than good cardio exercising. It has been proven that cardio is the best alternative workout, Cardio is especially good for the aged and overweight people since the fat is not proportional to the muscle masses in those bodies, generally. No weights and no strain-related broken bones or injuries.

Five of the best benefits to regular cardio:

* You burn calories. Any cardio exercise helps you lose fat.
* Better sleep for your body.
* Exercising is a good treatment for depression and when you’re bored.¬† The substance called endorphin will be created while being physically active, which gives you a better mood.
* Cardio, especially, will prevent diseases. Exercising in general will reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, hyptertension or high blood pressure and cancer.
* Metabolism will be faster, which means you will burn even more calories even though you’re not exercising.

I hope this helps your motivation!

Jumping rope is about to be discussed now. This cardio exercise can be done from home without any inconvenience,  thus my favorite home cardio exercise.
First of all, no need of home exercise equipment, so no, you can’t use that as an excuse.
Secondly, it’s a super effective exercise that will both build muscle and burn fat in all parts of your body – a full body cardio exercise.
Only 20-30 minutes of rope jump a few times a week is enough for great results long-term. Don’t forget, eating some fruits after cardio exercisising is greatly going to help.

Here is a video of the cardio exercise rope jumping.