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Arm Workout During a Walk

by Bea January 11th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
If you are using walking as a form of cardio, you might also want to start to incorporate arm workouts as well. There are many ways to incorporate both a cardio workout and an arm toning workout while you walk. You do not have to do those
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Ice Skating for Your Health

by Mackenzie M. December 28th, 2012| Cardio
Before Christmas, I had the opportunity to go ice skating with some family and friends after a nearly ten year hiatus. After the first wobbly glides, I got the hang of it again, and was whizzing across the icy pond. Faster than expected, my ankles began to

A Good Elliptical Workout

by Jessica B. December 18th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Where I live there is a good foot of snow on the ground. Running outdoors is not a very comfortable experience – plus I am terrified of slipping on the black ice that lies below – so I started going to the gym again. Running on a treadmill can
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Incline Walking

by Bea December 7th, 2012| Cardio
Some people  might incorporate incline walking as a part of their cardiovascular workout. While it is true that this could definitely help in the process, you will have to make sure that you are walking properly in order to stay healthy.

Walking on an incline can often offer great benefits.

Join a Running Club!

by Mackenzie M. November 30th, 2012| Cardio, Running
When discussing running, one of the most universal (and important) issues with it is motivation. For even the most avid runner, finding motivation to go on that early morning or afternoon run can be difficult. Although running with friends can be a great motivator, it is easy to cancel

Power Walking

by Jessica B. November 20th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you are looking for a good outdoor cardio workout and running is not for you, power walking can be a reasonable and fun alternative. It is a way of helping to build your stamina without causing damage to knees or needing too big of an investment.

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Walking Intensity

by Bea November 9th, 2012| Cardio, Walking
If you are walking to lose weight and as a cardio exercise, you have to cut out the leisurely strolls. In other words, pick up the pace.

Walking is a great form of cardio exercise, because you can do it anywhere without any equipment other than good shoes. However, if

Running with Rufus

by Mackenzie M. November 2nd, 2012| Cardio, Running
Earlier this month I decided to start my running habit once more given the colder weather and renewed inspiration. For a little added pull and motivation, I decided to take my dog, Rosie, jogging with me. This turned out to be one of the most strenuous jogs of my

Jillian Michaels: 30-Day Shred

by Jessica B. October 26th, 2012| Assorted Workouts
I picked up Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred workout video when I was struggling to lose the weight from my first pregnancy. I had no time to get to the gym, and my gym had no daycare options. While I was walking and running a bit, my muscle tone was

Walking Routine

by Bea October 9th, 2012| Cardio, Walking
There are many basics to getting a cardio workout through walking. One of the most effective ways to do this is to get your heart rate up for a good period amount of time. However, in general, every step that you take is going to burn some calories. To

Three Reasons Not to Run

by Mackenzie M. October 2nd, 2012| Cardio, Running
Although there are plenty of reasons to run for cardio exercise, there are also reasons not to run. Aside from the basic excuses of being too tired or lacking motivation, several more substantial reasons are good reasons to skip a day or more of cardio running exercise. Listed below

Alternative Exercises for Women

by Jessica B. September 28th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
There are a few machines at the gym that can help you work on both toning your upper body and building your stamina. Men, at least at my gym, constantly occupy many of these machines. Women seem to be afraid that if they work out their upper body too

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