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Cardiovascular Activities - Page 2 - Swimming, Cycling, Rollerblading,
The following is a short list of the most common forms of cardiovascular exercise, with the advantages and disadvantages of each one. This is by no means a definitive list. If you do something that's not on the list and it works for you, keep doing it.
Walking is probably the most common form of cardio. People all over the world do it everyday.
This is classic cardio and probably the first thing people think of when they think of getting in shape. Running can be done on the road, on a track, on a treadmill, through the woods, etc. All you need is a pair of shoes.
- Be careful when running down hills, as the impact is much greater. Overuse injuries due to excessive running are often caused by running downhill.
- Ensure your foot is landing straight and is not splaying out to the side or inward.
- If you get abdominal cramps while running you have a few options: stop and let it fade, stretch it out a little while running, massage the area, press on the area with your fingers or use your fist and punch the spot lightly. Cramps are caused by localized circulation difficulties. These strategies will help increase the circulation.
- Get good shoes.
- Allow your torso to rotate when striding. This will lengthen your stride and tighten up your waist as a bonus.
- Keep your body erect and do not allow yourself to hunch over.