Whether or not you choose to smoke cigarettes or use a modern vape for your tobacco, one thing is certain, it is a good idea to attempt to combat any health concerns by increasing the level of exercise you do. Namely, the amount of cardio exercise which you do.
When starting cardio, it’s important to remember that it is a real workout and, if not taken seriously, can result in injury or serious demotivation, with other leading to you giving up. To help start your cardio exercise routine on a good note, here are some tips to consider.
What’s the Hurry?
Is there a rabid dog chasing you? Are you in a race for a million dollar? If either of those is true, then run away from the dog to the safety of my house and we will split the winnings! If not, then slow down!
Too many many people believe that cardio, such as running or even jogging, is an easy task and jump into it (pun intended) with full force, doing nothing but pushing their body to its limits when it simply wasn’t ready or prepared for it.
For this reason, ease into your routine. For example, if you currently do no exercise, then simply walking for 15 minutes of an evening after dinner is enough to get you started, with you increasing the distance each time until you can feel your body being comfortably pushed.
Keep a Routine
Your body loves a routine. It’s the reason why you instinctively start to feel tired around your regular bedtime and it’s the same reason you start to feel excited as the working day comes to a close. It works the same with exercise, with your body learning to enjoy the routine, as long as you keep up with it. For this reason, when choosing the time to exercise, try to exercise at the same time each day or each exercise day. This can help to give your body cues so that it can prepare itself for what is ahead.
Wear the Right Stuff
You don’t have to go out and buy the latest and the most expensive items available, but if you are going jogging for example, then it’s a good idea to visit the Groupon Coupons page for Saks Fifth Avenue first to pick up some jogging shoes. Similarly, if you are taking up swimming, be sure to use high-quality eye protection. The point of this tip is to always make sure you are using or wearing the gear for the task. This helps to not only enhance your performance but also to prevent injury.
If movies are to be believed then cardio based workouts either happen in a short 30 second period where you go from flab to fab or they are a nightmare experience resulting in a mess of sweat and tears. However, the truth is a little bit in the middle, with cardio based exercises requiring you to take them seriously, but also have the option of being turned into fun exercises such as dancing.