Cardio Made Simple

Cardio is an amazing way to stay healthy. It helps lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol even boost your overall mood. Cardio can help many other health-related issues as well. Below you can find a list of amazing ways to perform cardio.

Cardio does not always have to be back-breaking either. Many people think of classic style cardio when its mentioned. In reality, there are hundreds of different ways to do cardio. Even from within the walls of your home you can do some of these. Not all cardio has to be done at the gym. The trick is choosing a few that you enjoy and then doing them intensely enough to count as cardiovascular exercise.

Things You Can Do At The Gym

  • Elliptical trainer
  • Stair stepper (Stairmaster)
  • Stationary or recumbent bike
  • Arm ergometer (arm cycle)
  • Rowing machine
  • Circuit training
  • Treadmill (walking or running)
  • Kettlebells
  • Interval training
  • Box jumps
  • Step ups
  • Plyometrics

From Home

  • Vacuuming
  • Scrubbing floors
  • Cleaning the bathtub
  • Washing windows
  • Mopping
  • Changing sheets
  • Painting
  • Moving furniture
  • Raking
  • Gardening
  • Cleaning the gutters
  • Washing the car
  • Mowing the lawn with a push mower
  • Shoveling snow
  • Sweeping the patio and walkways
  • Cleaning out the garage
  • Heavy landscaping such as planting trees, shrubs and bushes

The Outdoors

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Water skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Rock climbing
  • Jogging / Running
  • Power walking (brisk walking)
  • Rollerblading
  • Paddling a canoe
  • Nordic walking
  • Surfing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Water jogging/running
  • Skateboarding
  • Bleacher running
  • Ice skating

There are many ways to do cardio and have fun while you do it. Even simple stuff you do when cleaning your house so keep active with this list and add a little cardio to your life!