Cardio Exercises that you can do At Home

Finding effective exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home can be an attractive option to many people, as they offer simplicity and convenience, as well as a way for people to save time and money. The real issue is looking for ways to workout at home when you may not have professional equipment or a lot of space on hand. Often, you will find that you need to be a little more creative if you want to exercise at home, however there are numerous accessible and effective cardio activities that you can do to burn calories, get in shape, and lose unwanted weight.

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  1. Jump Rope

Jump rope is an incredibly simple activity that you can do home, and may even bring you back to the innocent days of your youth. You don’t have to chant any rhymes, just turn a rope with handles and jump over it repeatedly. It’s fantastic cardio, capable of burning as many as 220 calories in twenty minutes, and what’s more, jump ropes are very inexpensive, and don’t require any special skills for use. All you need is a good pair of shoes, a jump rope, some patience and practice. Remember however, that jump rope is a high-impact activity and will require some getting used to. It often looks easier, but can be more difficult when you get around to trying it yourself. Once you’ve become an expert, you can think about variations like alternating feet or jumping with high knees.

  1. Jumping Jacks

Another jump-based exercise, jumping jacks involve repeatedly jumping while circling your arms over your head, and back to your hips. This type of exercise can burn around 100 calories in ten minutes, and you don’t need any skill or equipment whatsoever. To get going, all you’ll need is a sturdy floor and a reliable pair of shoes. Jumping jacks are high in impact, which can be taxing on the joints, but once you’ve gotten used to them, try doing them while holding a medicine ball for an extra challenge.

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  1. Jogging or Running in Place

Running or Jogging on the spot is simple and easy, but also capable of getting your heart rate up to a preferable level. It’s also the ideal way to warm your body up for more intense forms of exercise. All you need is a good pair of shoes and a sturdy floor. If you start to get bored of running in place, you can try different variations, such as bringing your knees up high, raising your arms overhead or running with wide knees.

  1. Mountain Climbers

To perform this motion, push your knees in and out from a push-up position. Mountain climbers help to raise your heart rate while building endurance and strength in your core. All you need to get them done is a strong pair of wrists. It is worth remembering however that this activity can be taxing on the shoulders, arms and wrists, so don’t push too far too fast.

 

 

 

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Robin Johnson