Friday, July 24, 2009
Looking for a Great Cardio Exercise That Burns a Lot of Calories?
by Davelle Morrison
Look no further than a pair of great running shoes. Running can be one of the most exhilarating forms of cardio.
Since its summer time, stay off the treadmill in the gym and hit the trails or quieter streets in your neighborhood. Asphalt provides greater cushion for your knees so avoid running on the sidewalk if at all possible.
If you are a beginner to the sport, try walking for 1 minute, then running for 1 minute. Alternate between walking and running for a total of 15 minutes.
The following week increase the running time to 2 minutes (while still alternating with 1 minute of walking), the next week, run for 3 minutes, then 4, then 5 minutes the 5th week.
Once you feel comfortable running for 5 minutes, you’ll be okay to run 15 minutes straight. You can increase your distance by 10% each week.
Don’t increase your distance by more than 10% or you’ll risk injury.
Davelle Morrison is the owner of Karmic Fitness, a yoga instructor, an avid runner and has run the Niagara Falls & New York Marathons.
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