Why You Don't Need Cardio Machines

Most people think that you need cardio machines (either in the gym or at home) to do your cardio training. That's what plenty of companies would like you to think, but nothing could be further from the truth. Don't get me wrong, cardio machines can be nice tools, and there is a lot of benefit that can be had from using them correctly. However, they are in no way necessary to improve your cardio, improve heart health, lose overweight, or get in better shape. The most important thing you need to keep in mind when embarking on any kind of cardio workout is what you need to do - and that is to get yourself breathing hard. You can do any kind of activity to do this - cardio machines are not necessary. Your body, as amazing of a mechanism and machine as it is, has no idea what kind of stress that is being put on it - it know that it's to work, and how hard it's to work. 



So, when it comes to cardio, it doesn't matter if you are using a machine, climbing stairs, chasing your dog, or moving furniture. If you are breathing hard, you are going to improve. (Now, there's other factors to think about. For instance, something like moving heavy furniture would not involve cardio, but also strength as well. But we'll stick to cardio for this discussion.) So as long as you get yourself breathing hard, it doesn't matter what you are doing.You can play sports, do manual labor, play along with your children, or whatever you need. All you need to do is get yourself breathing hard. This is not to say that you cannot use cardio machines to get yourself breathing hard, but they are far from necessary, and plenty of other forms of exercise (say the right type of circuit-style weight training) can not only improve your cardio, but also your strength, muscular-endurance, and far more. And they are usually cheaper than either having to join a gym or buy an pricey machine. 

Be creative, get yourself breathing hard - benefits will soon follow. Most people think that you need cardio machines (either in the gym or at home) to do your cardio training. That's what plenty of companies would like you to think, but nothing could be further from the truth. Don't get me wrong, cardio machines can be nice tools, and there is a lot of benefit that can be had from using them correctly. However, they are in no way necessary to improve your cardio, improve heart health, lose overweight, or get in better shape. The most important thing you need to keep in mind when embarking on any kind of cardio workout is what you need to do - and that is to get yourself breathing hard. 

You can do any kind of activity to do this - cardio machines are not necessary. Your body, as amazing of a mechanism and machine as it is, has no idea what kind of stress that is being put on it - it know that it's to work, and how hard it's to work. So, when it comes to cardio, it doesn't matter if you are using a machine, climbing stairs, chasing your dog, or moving furniture. If you are breathing hard, you are going to improve. (Now, there's other factors to think about. For instance, something like moving heavy furniture would not involve cardio, but also strength as well. But we'll stick to cardio for this discussion.) So as long as you get yourself breathing hard, it doesn't matter what you are doing. You can play sports, do manual labor, play along with your children, or whatever you need. All you need to do is get yourself breathing hard. This is not to say that you cannot use cardio machines to get yourself breathing hard, but they are far from necessary, and plenty of other forms of exercise (say the right type of circuit-style weight training) can not only improve your cardio, but also your strength, muscular-endurance, and far more.  And they are usually cheaper than either having to join a gym or buy an pricey machine. Be creative, get yourself breathing hard - benefits will soon follow.

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