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12 Minute Cardio Workout Routine

12 Minute Cardio Workout Routine

The benefits of cardio exercise are many. It reduces your risk of osteoporosis while improving muscle mass and heart function (1). This is why I make sure to include cardio training in my daily exercise routines. Today I’m sharing a quick 12 minute cardio workout routine that will make you feel the burn even when you are short on time.Β 

We all fall short sometimes. Even though I plan to hit the gym at least 3 times a week, time doesn’t always allow it. This is why it’s always good to have a plan B.

12 Minute Cardio Workout Routine

Do each of these exercises for 1 minute.

  • Jog in place
  • Jumping jacks
  • Skip in place (with high knees)
  • Squat jumps
  • Jog in place
  • Step side to side while punching forward (alternate arms)
  • Jog in place
  • Jumping jacks
  • Skip in place (with high knees)
  • Squat jumps
  • Jog in place
  • Stretch (cool down)

Lack of time is NOT an excuse – you can totally do this! And to me, this is one of the best cardio routines you’ll ever do.

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cardio workout routine

Source:
1. WebMD, Dec. 2005. “Kick it Up with Cardio Exercise“.Β 

What workout routine do you do at home to make up for times you can’t make it to the gym?Β 



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