Archives for Cardio


Jogging Tours in New Orleans

by Mackenzie M. May 14th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
Gone are the days of exploring a city at a snail's pace while aimlessly strolling or while riding a double decker bus. There is a new, fun way to work on improving your cardio while on vacation: jogging tours!  Take in the sights as you increase your fitness level; what could be

Apps to Improve Indoor Workouts

by Jessica B. May 9th, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find indoor workouts tedious. You run on a treadmill for an hour, but go nowhere. You row for 30 minutes, but never feel the cool breeze off the water. You bicycle, but just sit in one place. One way I have
Legs of a young man running

Using Pedometers to up Your Cardio

by Bea April 22nd, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Pedometers are a great way to track how your workouts are going. There are many pedometers, and all will log mileage.

The basic pedometer will count your steps. You could get a basic pedometer for $5, or you could spend a little extra, and get an even better basic pedometer.

Krav Maga Cardio: Outside Activity

by Mackenzie M. April 18th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
The latest fitness craze to sweep the nation is the Israeli defensive martial art of Krav Maga. While it is strikingly similar to karate, Krav Maga is an amalgamation of techniques from a wide variety of martial arts from around the world.

Krav Maga’s fight training centers on real world

Indoor Workout Games

by Mackenzie M. April 11th, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
When it comes to working out indoors without a lot of expensive equipment, there are very few exercises that one can actually perform. However, to spice up an indoor workout, there are a few games you can play that will make working out a little more interesting and mentally

Snowshoeing vs Walking

by Bea March 25th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Will the snow ever stop? Maybe not. Well, if it does not, you could switch over your walking workout to a snowshoe powerwalk. Snowshoeing can have major benefits when it comes to going for a walk outside.

A study done by the University of Vermont actually showed that showshoeing about

Tai Chi for Your Heart

by Mackenzie M. March 21st, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
When one takes an early morning stroll past public parks in China and Taiwan, it is commonplace to see large groups of older citizens performing their ritual exercise of tai chi. This centuries old mind body exercise has been used by Chinese citizens of all ages to increase strength

Clean for Cardio

by Mackenzie M. March 14th, 2013| Cardio
In another article for My Fitness Tunes this week, I wrote about the different ways that doing demanding chores around the home can actually increase upper body strength. This can be used as a workout, especially for older women, who often want to go to the gym,

Cardio Walk on a Treadmill

by Bea February 25th, 2013| Cardio
Talking effective cardio walks in the winter can be a difficult activity to manage. When there is snow and ice on the ground, and it is cold, it is hard to motivate yourself to go outside and get your workout in; however, if you can go to a gym,

Head for the Hills!

by Mackenzie M. February 21st, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
As part of my weekly exercise routine, I head to the Mississippi River Levee system that encloses the New Orleans area from the lakes, rivers, and bayous that border the city. These steep levees make for a great tool for cardio workouts outdoors. For example, lunges, sprints, and even

Fit & Firm with Rigorous Indoor Workouts

by R. Carnavale February 15th, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
Maybe the weather outside is frightful, or maybe you just don’t want to exercise outdoors or head to the gym. No matter, as there are lots of ways to get a rigorous cardio workout indoors. Working out indoors is convenient, far less embarrassing than working out in a gym

Cold Weather Walks

by Bea January 29th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Getting your walking workout in while in the cold weather can prove to be difficult. It is hard to get that right balance in which you are warm enough when you start, but not too hot toward the end. Luckily, you can always take off layers as you walk,

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