Tips for a More Effective Cardio Session

1. Find something you enjoy. If you hate the treadmill, don’t force yourself to use it! There are plenty of ways to get your cardio in so find what activities, machines, classes etc. work for you and stick with those. Working out should be fun so don’t make it a chore.
2. Incorporate intervals. Varying the intensity and time of each session keeps your body guessing and doesn’t let it adapt.
3. Listen to music. Make a playlist that will pump you up and keep your energy high.
4. Don’t go to the gym hungry. This may make you cut your workout short or not put all your efforts into it. Have a small snack beforehand to give you some fuel to give your workout your all.
5. Stay hydrated. Your cells require water to function properly so drink plenty of water before, after, and during your workouts so it doesn’t hurt your performance. Avoid sugary sports drinks that will do nothing but hinder your weight loss efforts.
6. Add some friendly competition. Workout with a friend that pushes and motivates you.
7. Exercise with a purpose. Keep your goals in mind while working out. It will help push you to get there.
8. Don’t slack. Remember, no matter what activity you choose, the more effort you put into it, the more benefits you get out. If you aren’t sweating, you aren’t working hard enough. High intensity activity burns more calories during the session and hours AFTER the session.


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