Cardio is an incredibly important and valuable part of your health, wellness and weight loss efforts.

When done properly, cardio can do the following things for you:

  • Improve how your body responds to carbs
  • Boost mood
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • Promote fat loss
  • Foster recovery from other workouts
  • Improve heart health

The key here is that your cardio needs to be done properly.

So what does “properly” mean? Check out this week’s video below to learn more!

And, you might be wondering why it would be a problem if you were doing cardio “wrong”, right?

Doing your cardio wrong could cause any or all of the following:

  • Pronounced hunger and food cravings
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Lack of results
  • Loss of muscle
  • Elevated cortisol (the stress hormone)

In this week’s video I share my thoughts on the best time of day to do cardio, some notes on the different kinds of cardio, and other good details. Check it out below!

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Stay strong, friend.

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8 replies
  1. Mirian Lifsic
    Mirian Lifsic says:

    Holly, I have a question. Skiing is consider an interval or stady cardio excercise? And in a day or a week of skiing all day long, do you still have to follow a strength training program of 3 days, and extra steady cardio of 2 days plus 1 day of intervals?

    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Andrea,

      I love the stair master and the elliptical. But I would suggest doing any cardio machine that you love and aim to get to your targeted heart rate zones.

      I strength,

  2. Martha Osborne
    Martha Osborne says:

    Hi Holly, Isn’t it true that the standard 220-age formula is not appropriate for someone like me who is on beta blockers?

    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hello Martha!

      Great question. Yes it is true that it is not an appropriate equation for someone who is taking beta blockers, has thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, etc.

      The proper equation for you would be, subtract 88% of your age from 206.

      Hope I was able to help with answering your question.

      Stay strong


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