If you want to get in really good shape, you’re going to need some cardio activities in your routine.
As their name suggests, cardio activities improve your cardiovascular health and your most imporatant muscle...your heart!
This is going to be extremely important as you get older.
Apart from that, cardio is great for increasing endurance, lung capacity, and overall well-being.
There are a lot of cardio activities you can do. And what’s really good about them is they’re all free or very cheap to start with.
If you want to go walking and running, you’re going to need a pair of shoes and good socks (most forget about performance socks).
Biking also doesn’t have to be expensive.
But this doesn’t mean starting with cardio is super simple.
You have to plan out your cardio routine so that you get the best possible results with the least amount of effort.
There are actually three steps you should follow to create the perfect cardio routine for beginners.
#1 Start Small
The thing is, almost everyone can run a 5-10K race given enough practice.
But that doesn’t mean you should start with such a big goal.
Can you jog for two minutes?
Or at least one minute?
If that’s all you can do right now, don’t be discouraged.
Start small and keep going.
#2 Increase the Distance
Once you develop a habit of running or biking or whatever cardio activity you like, it’s time to aim higher.
Again, don’t push yourself too hard.
You can increase the distance bit by bit.
That way, it gets easier to correctly determine your limits so you can keep pushing them further.
#3 Beat Your Time
The goal is not only to increase the distance but also to beat your records.
This is where the real fun is starting.
Competing against yourself will make your cardio routine much more interesting and meaningful.
Which means it would be easier to keep it going for years.
And this is how you will end up with a healthy heart and cardiovascular system in your older age!
Stay fit my friend,
Founder & CEO