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Staying Active at Home: Cardio

Cardio exercise works your heart, improving cardiovascular health, helping with weight loss, and can even strengthening your immune system among many more benefits. There's a great variety of cardio options, so you can find something you enjoy. Some examples include:

  • Running
  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Rowing
  • and so many more we can't fit here!

Target Heart rate

Cardio exercise is a great way to reach your Target Heart Rate. Measuring your heart rate is a way to gauge if you are exercising too much or not enough. 

You can calculate your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220. For example, if you're 45 years old, subtract 45 from 220 to get a maximum heart rate of 175. This is the average maximum number of times your heart should beat per minute during exercise.

Wearing a smart device like a fitbit or apple watch can read read your heart rate instantly, but you can also measure your heart rate without a device.

Selected Cardio Exercises

There are many cardio workouts available on YouTube. Here are a couple to get you started!. 

Cardio from a chair

Even if you have physical limitations or a leg injury, you can can still get a cardio workout. 

Questions? Contact the MCC Fitness Center

Questions about exercises or the fitness center? Contact Jennifer Aube or Ayman Ali

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