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Looking for a New Cardio Workout?

By Donna Stark

Would you like to incorporate more cardio workouts into your weekly fitness routine but are looking for something other than jogging and running? If so, you're in luck because the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have listed some of their favorite exercises to do. Take a few minutes to look at what they suggest and then give some of them a try. Who knows? They may end up being your favorites too!

Water-Based Cardio

Do you have access to a pool? Have you heard about all the different aquatic exercises you can engage in? From full-on swimming to water treading to flutter kicks to even jumping jacks, water-based exercises may be exactly what you are looking for! They are an amazing all-over body workout that is both low-impact and joint-friendly. Give them a try!

Stair Machines

Stair machines are typically found right next to the treadmills at the gym. They're the machines that provide a never-ending flight of steps for you to climb, and although they may look a bit intimidating, don't let that scare you. The speed and difficulty on these machines can be customized. Stair machines are great at building strength, developing core muscles, and improving balance.

Rowing Machines

If you have ever gone rowing, you know what a great workout it can be for your body, but sometimes, we can't always get to the water, can we? Fortunately, you can mimic that same type of workout on dry land with one of these machines. Rowing machines can help you achieve the same results as the sport does without the upkeep of a boat.

Sports

Whether you choose soccer, tennis, or badminton, joining a sports league is one of the most fun and effective ways to work out during the week. Sure, there is some running involved, but you might not be bothered by it as much as you are when running alone. After all, you're with your friends and there's nothing better than that!

Dance

How many times have you been caught dancing around your home? If dancing is one of your favorite activities, turn it into one of your favorite ways to exercise! Dancing is a great way to raise your heart rate and get your blood pumping. Check your local area for available classes or look online for videos to follow at home. Who knew exercising could be so much fun?

Choosing Your Cardio Workout

As you can see, there are a bunch of different cardio workouts you can choose that don't necessarily need to involve a lot of running, so take heart, and find something that interests you. With an endless array of options out there, that shouldn't be too hard to do.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

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