OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Monday, March 29, 2010

A heart-pumping workout!

As much as I love a good weights session in the gym, I do love this time of year when you can get outside. And this past weekend, I actually tested out a new way to mix up my cardio - instead of running along the water by my place, I tried something new....and I love it! Just a few blocks away from me is our local library. Because it's closed in the mornings on Sundays, it was the perfect time to test out my new routine - running up the stairs alongside the library. Fantastic! It's a pretty nifty way to mix up my cardio - fast, easy and (here's the best part)...cheap! All I did was run up the stairs and walk down. Repeat. Do as many repeats as you can and presto! A terrific interval workout that is a perfect way to end a cardio session! Try it out and let me know what you think! 


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  2. I ADORE this and find that I frequently squeeze in my workouts this way in the spring and when my childcare falls though :)

    Ive adopted the word PLAYout (work out seems so...sad and worky :)) for these bursts of exercise as well.