27 Oct Get the jump (rope) for cardio on a budget
Just because your budget is extremely tight doesn’t mean your cardiovascular training should go broke.
There are lots of ways to keep your cardio level at an optimum level while working out on your own and save the high price of being a member of a health club.
Jumping rope is one of the most underrated ways of getting cardiovascular exercise there is. And the best part is that good, high-quality jump ropes can be purchased for around $30-$40 or less.
People can jump rope in a relatively small space, indoors or outdoors. You can burn between 800-1,000 calories in an hour while jumping rope. And with practice, you can change up your rhythms with the jump rope and have fun – like when you were a kid.
Of course, there’s also always jogging – basically can be done for the price of running shoes – or bike riding.
People can also consider buying a variety of DVD exercise videos as well for in-home workout programs.
If those activities are a little too high-intensity for you, or too hard on the joints, everyone can of course benefit from walking.
To make your walking more like a workout, and more fun, consider buying a pedometer. They sell for less than $20.
It’s the perfect way to keep track of the mileage you walk and help you set and stick to goals. The simplest pedometers count the number of steps you take each day – take 10,000 steps a day to lose weight. If you can afford a little more advanced pedometer, it can also track calorie burning and speed measuring.
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At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at email@example.com