I made a goal to walk to my local shops and to the school & pre-school instead of driving the car. As I have a baby too I have found it great exercise pushing the pram, especially up hills. My little girl (4 y.o.) likes to hang on to the safety strap & I usually end up dragging her up hills too LOL.
If you have made the step to walk more (excuse the pun) and you have young children or babies. Then walk more with a pram. That way your walking is your cardio and pushing the pram is your strength. If you don't have any children then use ankle weights for your strength componant.
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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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