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Minnesota Musing: Cardio Workout That Involves Common Objects in My Home
My Resting Phase Today
What is Cardio?
Cardio, according to Google, is what?
Upon going to my Google search screen and typing in what is cardio? the following came up:
Cardio is any exercise that raises your heart rate and keeps it elevated until you stop doing that exercise. I have included a few pictures of what I do when I clean the house and all raise my heart rate and make me perspire.
It all counts as a cardio workout, in my opinion.
Vacuuming is Exercise
Don't let anyone tell you different. The only type of person who would tell you differently, would possibly be some skeptic who sells exercise equipment like a treadmill, or a stair stepper. - Although, I did use my stair stepper the other day, and I was forced to rest after each 10 repetitions. I was supposed to workout for 20 minutes and I set the timer, and when I thought the 20 minutes were over with, I headed back to the timer. Five minutes had elapsed. Well.
My stair stepper is located at the top of the steps in a open room with a window view.
Vacuuming is a great form of exercise. As you are pushing and pulling your vacuum, the first thing you will notice is that your body will start to warm up. Not as much as the stair stepper, but, again, it did some.
The pushing and pulling and stretching occurs again and again until the floor that you are vacuuming is finished.
A Variety of Exercises
Let me recount the different things I do that I believe to count as cardio.
The First Group of Pictures of Cardio Workouts
From making beds, to picking clothes off of floors, these movements all exert forces on our body that tone up muscles that we had forgotten that we had.