Why waste your time?
Hear the word “cardio” and immediately groan? TBH, same. And that's because I can't seem to break up with the image of college-aged me counting the remaining milliseconds while wildly running (á la Phoebe Buffay) on the treadmill. Sure, it might take me years of therapy to conquer my cardio-related challenges, but knowledge, as they say, is power. Knowing how key cardio truly is for overall wellbeing is enough to kick my tush into gear. Still not sold? Take it from the pros.
"When people think of 'cardio,' they usually only think of the heart and the cardiovascular components of it. However, it also strengthens the respiratory and muscular systems," says Lauren Kanski, a NASM-certified personal trainer based in New York City. "So, we have to fit cardio into our fitness routines to connect the dots between all three systems to deliver oxygen and other critical nutrients efficiently throughout the body." Plus, cardio excels at burning excess calories and, thus, fat.
You should generally aim to do a cardio workout three to four times at week, each time for 30 minutes to an hour, says Kanski. "Our bodies are extremely adaptive and can lose progress very quickly, so it’s important to stay consistent. The more we are over time, the better the results and improved endurance."
Easier said than done, especially if your only form of cardio at the gym is running on the treadmill or spinning your wheels on a stationary bike—both of which can get boring AF after a while. So, consider opting for new cardio machines that make feeling the burn a whole lot less, well, blah. These are the best cardio machines at the gym to start adding into your mix, stat.
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