Coach Nilo’s Daily Move - Day 13: Get the Heart Pumpin’!
Many of my clients have told me how they hate cardio. Mostly is because when they do cardio they spend their time on a treadmill, a stair master or some kind of machine at home or in the gym. But cardio wasn’t meant to be boring. As kids we did cardio all of the time. When I was a kid, there weren’t many video games, no computers, no internet, no cell phones, iPads, etc., so we spent countless hours playing outside. We were always doing cardio and didn’t even think of it as cardio. We would just run, ride the bike, play sports, tag, hide and seek, go up and down the slide and did whatever we thought of. It was fun!
Fast forward to today..., people have forgotten how fun life can be when we’re doing “cardio”. In other words, playing! I ride my bike and go running to train, yes, but I do it because it’s fun! It’s not playing tag, but I love riding my bike. I love the challenge. I love competing, racing up a hill against my brother or my friends. Participating and competing in endurance events, like runs, cycling, mud runs and so many other types of events or sports is fun. One can go out and party and do cardio. It's called dancing! Dancing is a great form of cardio as long as it's not just slow dancing.
Events are packed with so many emotions mostly positive emotions. There are so many people that I meet at events and I’m blessed to have many of them as my friends. Anyone can do this. But people are so focused on losing weight or they’re stuck on their phones for hours, yet, they “don’t have time” to go out and do something that is so beneficial for our health in so many ways, especially our heart health.
Weight loss or fat loss is easy. Honestly. It’s so easy but people complicate it. You can eat junk food and drink beer and still lose weight/fat. I don’t recommend it because we may lose fat/weight but our health will deteriorate. My point is losing weight/fat is easy. It takes a little discipline, a little work and consistency. But when you’re having fun, it’s a lot easier to be consistent. The workouts in these videos are super short. They’re so short you don’t have time to get bored. Make an effort to start doing cardio more often. If you already do cardio, awesome! Keep it up! Even bodybuilders and fitness models include cardio into their training plans because they know it has many benefits.
Just remember, cardio can be done in so many different ways. Have fun! Now, let’s get today’s workout going and get in the habit of making fitness a part of our daily lives!