The heart is one of the most amazing organs in the body – it keeps working & pumping no matter what you’re doing – right from before you’re actually born to a few seconds after the time you actually die (i.e. clinical death). It stands to reason that keeping your heart in great shape would result in better cardiovascular fitness and overall better health.
Consider these points:
- The heart pushes blood around the body and thus is the main ‘pump’ that channels oxygen and nutrients all around
- While hearts are replaceable by artificial hearts / transplanted hearts; a mutually agreed positive reason to keep your (one and only authentic, original) heart is quite obvious!
Cardio focused exercise results in an increase in heart rate and overall pushes blood through your system in a consistent, regularized fashion. You’ll burn calories, lose weight and feel great with this 10-minute home cardio workout routine for aerobic fitness.
One minute of Skipping will do you more good than you can imagine. Skipping uses your own body weight and suppleness to increase your heart rate, while actually using minimal space. The effort that goes into skipping is low compared to it’s calorie burining capabilities.
If you have a skipping rope, you can swap most cardio-related exercises with a 60-second urst of skipping. However it’s important to have variety in your cardio… So here’s more exercises that allow you to have a proper 10-minute cardio workout counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of aerobic activity every week. This is from the National Health Service (NHS, UK) – and a proven method with assured results.
- Before you begin, warm up with a 6-minute warm-up routine.
- After your workout, cool down with a 5-minute stretch.
For rocket jumps, stand with your feet hip-width apart, legs bent and hands on your thighs.
- Jump up, driving your hands straight above your head and extending your entire body.
- Land softly, reposition your feet and repeat. For more of a challenge, start in a lower squat position and hold a weight or a bottle of water in both hands at the centre of your chest.
- Recovery: walk or jog on the spot for 15 to 45 seconds.