Weight loss is on everyone’s mind, specifically the ability to lose weight fast. I was watching the news last night and even they had a report on losing weight and what we can do in order win the battle of the bulge.
Cardiovascular activity is a good way to get in shape, get the heart pumping and assist with your weight loss routine. However, most people dread running, jogging, doing a stair master or elliptical trainer in order to get in the cardio workout that they need.
What many people do not realize is that those exercises are not the only form of cardiovascular activity that you can do for weight loss. One of my personal favorites is the afternoon, or for me the after work, walk. After a long day at work I like to go home, change into some comfortable workout shorts and a t-shirt then hit my neighborhood in a brisk, but not too brisk walk.
This type of walk gets my blood flowing and my heart pumping faster then it normally would at rest and gives me a non traditional cardio workout that many would never have thought of. With iPod in check, I can listen to some good music, be able to clear my thoughts and know that I am contributing to my weight loss goals.
Sometimes I take the dog with me so he gets his workout in as well, but if it is too hot, I leave him at home since it is not good to walk a dog when it is hotter than normal outside. Now that is some multi tasking.
If you are looking for a different way to add a cardiovascular routine to your daily regimen and do not want to go for a jog or join a gym, then simply walk throughout your neighborhood. You could also go to your local park, or walk with a friend in their neighborhood and so on.
An afternoon walk is an excellent way to get your cardiovascular exercise routine in. As always, before you start any type of exercise or weight loss program, you should consult with your family physician first.
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Mr. Tucker is the senior editor for Weight Loss Nation, an online resource where you can learn about various tips on weight loss, fitness and nutrition.
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