Day 6 - Choosing Cardio +10 min routine to stay active during lockdown #22DayChallenge
Updated: Jul 31, 2020
The main thing I have missed out on during lockdown is exercise so I decided that during this challenge I would choose a form of cardio that will work for me and I decided to order a skipping rope on amazon which arrived today woo hoo!!
I'm very excited by this new addition as it also has a counter which lets me know how many rotations I have done. I can gauge my progress and It is also a great motivator to see your daily progress so I would highly recommend getting one.
There are many forms of cardio, so why did I choose skipping?
I chose skipping because it can be done anywhere and even when I go travelling again, I can pack it in my suitcase easily and continue with the routine. I also found this great 10-minute beginner workout video with Brandon Epstein from Jump Rope Dudes which incorporates skipping with other cardio exercises. This is a great place to start off and then when I rebuild my fitness level I can keep progressing
There are many different forms of cardio out there, the most important thing is to choose something you'll enjoy rather than it feeling like a daily chore, again another step that sets you up for success to build momentum
You can go for a....
30 min power walk or jog
Take an online exercise class such as Zumba.
Youtube one of your favourite songs and learn a choreographed dance routine
Or your traditional lunges, burpees, squats routine
Choose wisely, your body will love you!!
DAILY TIP: I just read that skipping burns the most calories out of all the at-home cardio exercises at 1000 calories per hour compared to walking which is just 300.