There are cool and fun options to get your cardio on and metabolism up and running at home. All you’ll need is yourself—and maybe a jump rope or a few exercise DVDs—and the willpower to stay the healthy course.
Over the next 10 years, sedentary individuals—especially those in their 30s—will lose about six to eight percent of their aerobic capacity, states a survey by the American Heart Association. The survey also explains that middle-aged people often deal with flagging stamina and a dipping metabolism due to the demands of career, family, social obligations and others. The solution: Put your lungs and heart to work now—and in the decades to come—so you can be oxygen tanks forever.
10 Ways to Burn 1,000 Calories (or more)
1. Circuit train. With just simple bodyweight exercises working major muscles like your buttocks, thighs, and core, you can burn a minimum of 600 calories in five to 10 minutes. Do three full sets of the following exercises using descending repetitions starting at 20, 15 and down to 10. Rest for a maximum of 30 seconds to keep the heart pumping and oxygen utilized efficiently for fat burning.