You can benefit from multiple cardio sessions throughout the day. If you cannot get in a single 30-45 minute session, 3 or 4 10-15 minute sessions can help you too. So if you donít have the time to do it all at once, break it up throughout your day.
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Whenever I am doing Cardio (Walking or biking usually) and I am trying to really work hard and get past the muscle pain, I close my eyes and think about how I am going to look in a few months. How comfortable I will be in my skin, how I will look on the beach. This gets my mind off of the pain, and focused on my goals.
Cardio + Music + Smartphone= Time on the Treadmill Flies By
When I am walking on the treadmill I listen to music that gets me all pumped up and when I am on a low interval I check my email, facebook or search for new recipes on my Droid Eris. It makes the 30 to 60 minutes I am doing cardio fly by!
Personally I love 80's and 90's music...it always gets me pumped up!
I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio.
Since cardio exercises are associated with weight loss, it is easy to become focused on the scale and forget about the other two aspects of fitness. Being flexible and strong makes cardio exercise much less of an ordeal so walking, biking, etc. becomes more pleasant when the body moves with ease.
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