Let's talk cardio! Something I get asked frequently is what type of exercises we should be doing at various stages of life - especially the best cardio workouts for different age groups. While I always suggest that people get a good balance of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility work and balancing exercises, cardio workouts maybe the most important.
Cardiovascular workouts - also called aerobic workouts - are exercises that get your heart pumping, helping to move blood through your body and carry oxygen to your cells. It's important to have consistent cardio workouts in your overall fitness routine, as heart disease is the number cause of death for women and men - and cardio exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease by more than 40%!
Here are six reasons you should do cardio exercise - it:
- Strengthens the heart muscle
- Helps to lower blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels
- Promotes weight loss
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Improves circulation and promotes waste elimination
- Can help to fight the aging process!
By now, can you tell I am a BIG proponent of the best cardio workouts? I suggest most people aim for 30 minutes three to four times per week. If you can only fit in 10 minutes at a time, do it! But aim for 30 minutes to get the most benefit and help keep your body healthy and fit. If you need help, start your free trial at DeniseAustin.com. I have so many fun, engaging cardio workouts to try - a great way to keep your heart healthy and your mind and body engaged! You also gain access to my 10-week plan.... one of they many benefits to becoming a premium member!
Here are my favorites when it comes to the best cardio workouts for different age groups. I did not include the 30s, because at that age you can do most all types of cardio.
Best Cardio Workouts For Different Stages Of LifeIn your 40s:
- Race walking or Power walking
- Jogging and running
- Aerobic dance
- Jumping rope
- Stair climbing
- Power yoga
- EVER BETTER™ Air Walker - this new at-home workout is a cardio-focused machine that provides an excellent cardio workout for anyone in their 40s!
- Cross-country skiing
- Power walking
- Stair climbing
- Rowing machine
- EVER BETTER™ Air Walker - it provides cardio and helps to target-tone inner and outer thighs, legs, waist and more!
- Low-impact aerobics
- Power yoga
We can't talk about cardio without talking about shoes!! It's sooo important to have a pair of shoes that are supportive and comfortable, especially as we age! An appropriate pair of shoes will help to prevent injuries and keep your feet feeling comfortable, so you WANT to get that cardio in. My all-time favorite shoes for most cardio exercises are my Easy Spirit x Denise Austin Mel sneaker! They are made with Easy Spirit's EMOVE technology - superior cushioning, maximum support, shock absorbing, and weightless!
Let's live EVER BETTER™ - together!!