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Three simple ways to add more cardio to your daily life

September 7th, 2020
Daily Cardio

You probably hear it all the time. “You need to work more on your cardio.” Well, it’s true. You probably do. However, if you hate exercising or feel like you don’t have the time, you may be wondering what you can do. Fortunately, you don’t need to go to the gym to squeeze in cardio every day.

There are some simple ways to add cardio into your life every day. While it’s still a good idea to go to the gym, go for a run or ride a bike when you can, you can help improve your cardio health with these three simple steps below.

Three simple ways to add more cardio to your daily life

  1. Take the stairs — Many people take the elevators to get from one floor to another. However, taking the stairs is a great way to squeeze in some cardio exercise when you travel from one floor to another.

And look, we understand that taking the stairs can sometimes be really inconvenient. For example, when you work on the 20th floor, you might not want to take the stairs every day. However, you could take the elevator half or three-quarters of the way and use the stairs for the rest of your journey.

  1. Park farther away — Let everyone else fight for the closest parking spot to an entryway. You can park farther away to add more steps to your day. Plus, parking farther away saves you the stress and hassle of looking for the perfect spot and racing other drivers for it.
  2. Get on your feet — Are you one of the many people who spends hours per day working at a desk? Sitting for prolonged periods of time can strain your lower back, make your muscles weaker and stiffer, and can affect your cardio health.

Get up at least once every hour for 10 to 15 minutes at a time to move and stretch. This can help keep your back from getting strained while also adding some cardio to your daily routine.

VIsit Rehab Access for help improving your cardiovascular health

Want to improve your cardio health but not sure where to start? Our team at Rehab Access can help. Our physical therapists can identify your needs and develop a personalized routine to help you reach your goals. Contact our team today for more information about improving your cardio or to schedule an initial appointment.