If you are looking to take off the pounds in 2019, then you might be dreading your trip to the gym. However, there are a number of ways you can burn calories without doing the usually push-up, sit-up and running routine. Below are three fun cardio workouts you should try in 2019.
The first fun cardio workout is jumping rope. The great thing about jumping rope is that you do not require much equipment. A good jump rope will cost you no more than a few dollars. And you can jump rope just about anywhere. Just be sure your ceiling is high enough if you decide to jump rope indoors. According to this article from CBS News, there are a number of different jump rope exercises that you can try. For instance, you can try the “figure eight” jump where, instead of jumping over the rope, you simply swing the rope from side to side. There is also the “Slow Jump” where you jump rope at a half speed. The “Slow Jump” will challenge will coordination and create a more productive workout.
The second workout will come as a surprise. But according to this article from CNN, you can burn 100 calories an hour by simply cooking a meal in the kitchen. How is that possible? Consider the fact that you will be on your feet for the most of the time. You will also be using lots of your upper body to chop up food, stir ingredients and handle large pots and pans. It is a good idea to have a plan and make sure you have all the necessary ingredients, recipe information and cooking equipment before getting started.
The final fun cardio exercise to try in 2019 is to play in organized sports. The problem with most workouts is that they become predictable and boring. With organized sports, the movements will become unpredictable. Also, playing competitive sports will make your burn more calories in order to keep up with the competition. Some organized sports you can try include basketball, racquetball, volleyball, softball and tennis. Just about every community has an organized sports league. These leagues are usually inexpensive and can be a great way to burn calories without the gym membership.
You can burn calories and get into great shape by using any one of these creative cardio workouts. From jumping rope, to cooking a big meal and playing organized sports, you can get fit without hitting the gym. Try one of these creative cardio activities give your a happy and healthy 2019.