Cardio exercises are a great way to keep your heart healthy and also to maintain your body figure. They are every type of exercise that speeds up the work of the heart and lungs. It is recommended to practice cardio exercises at least three to four times a week (at least 20-30 minutes).
Regular cardio training, besides improving your heart function and lung capacity, will also help you burn calories and fat and will help you losing weight faster and healthier. At the same time cardio exercises will help you reduce stress, improve your sleep, improve your concentration and memory and increase endurance and vitality of your body.
There are many people who do not practice cardio exercises because they do not have enough time. This should definitely not be your reason, because you can do cardio workout at home.
Here are a few interesting cardio exercises that you can do at your own home which besides improving your health will also improve your mood. You should try to do each exercise for one minute without interruption. Then combine the exercises to your liking.
Stand upright, place your legs in shoulder width, and spread your hands aside and lift them over your head (your body should be Y shaped). Transfer the weight to your right leg, bend your left knee, and start lifting your left foot. Take your foot higher upward so you can tap it with your right hand without bending forward. Then jump to your left leg, lift your right leg, and touch your foot or ankle with your left hand.
Jumping with spread arms and legs
Stand upright and place your feet in shoulder width, and let your hands stand beside the body. Jump by simultaneously spreading your legs and arms (in form X). While landing, restore your hands and feet in the original position.
- Rope jumping
Make quick little jumps (as the boxers do) and do not jump too high. If you do not have a rope, simply imagine it in your hands and do the same movements.
Run on stairs
Run up the stairs, and then slowly run down them. Repeat this several times. You do not have to climb a lot of stairs, let them be 5-10. For more intense workouts, climb two scales at once.
Place a thin long object on the floor. It can be a short stick or a long broom handle. Stand to the right of the object with your hands placed on the hips and skip to the left of the object. Then, jump right again.
Рunning in place with high knee lifting
Start running in place, but instead of just pulling your feet a little from the floor, lift your knees up high (up to your hips).
“Climbing the floor”
Stand in a position for making push-ups – your hands should be placed under your shoulders, your feet upright and your weight should fall on your toes. Fold your right foot and bring it forward toward your chest. Then change the position of your legs by bringing your left leg forward, and at the same time stretching back your right leg.
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