Cardio is a very controversial subject, some people think it’s bad others think it’s all the exercise you should do. The TRUTH is cardio is really good in moderation and mixed with weight/strength training.
You should NOT do it everyday but a couple of times a week is totally fine. I do it twice a week, usually a run for one day then two to tree days later I do a different kind of cardio. But I never do cardio solely on its own, I do it after a weight training session to finish off my whole workout.
Cardio is really good for your heart in moderation, it’s also a way to get blood moving in every part of your body instead of just your arms/core/legs or what ever concentrated area you’re working on in your workout.
Here are some benefits of doing a cardio workout!:
- stronger heart and lungs
- reduces stress
- created higher bone density
- reduces risk of heart disease and some cancers
- temporary relief from anxiety and depression
- better sleep
Some of these benefits speak for general exercise as well!! One of my favorite cardio workouts it down below!! enjoy!
- 1:00 High knees
- 1:00 Jumping jacks
- 1:00 butt kickers
- 1:00 jump rope
- x20 burpees REPEAT 2-5X!!!