Be heart healthy on Workout Wednesday

Children love playing with their friends. They have more energy than many adults know what to do with! Heck, they run circles around me while I wish I had half their energy! Why is that?

Children are so resilient! They can be at soccer or football practice for an hour then want to keep running around afterward! Where does this energy come from?!

These kids are naturals at heart healthy activity. They find fun games to play that get their cardio in naturally. And on a side note, it teaches them socialization skills! Win-win! 

As adults, we find it so hard to squeeze in some exercise. It is recommended that adults get 20-30 minutes of cardio in 3-4 times a week. But where does that fit into your jam-packed schedule?!

Whether you’re in it to lose weight or to just remain heart-healthy, get that cardio in early. Cardio before breakfast forces your body to burn fat instead of the food you just ate. It’s a great way to lose weight! 

Can’t leave the house because you have small children who need supervision? Find a way to get cardio in while at home where you can keep an eye on those kids! Even if it’s a treadmill or stationary bike, raising that heart rate is very important for blood circulation! 

Did you know cardio also increases your metabolism? That was a buzz word once that everyone envied those with a high metabolism because they could eat whatever they wanted and never seem to gain a pound. Some of us have a natural high metabolism while the rest of us need to work to get it. 

Now, if cardio is so important and useful and it’s suggested we do it before breakfast, a great time is getting up before everyone else to squeeze it in! You will have more energy throughout the day and the morning shower will feel amazing! 

What kind of cardio do you get in regularly?