Some people say, I don’t want to do cardio, I hate cardio but like it or love it it’s essential for health and stamina.

The trick is to get yourself into a good routine.

Once you get into it you’ll begin to love it and will actually look forward to doing it.

I used to hate doing cardio but now I love it because it makes me feel good and I get to listen to some music at the same time.

Here are 3 ideas for you to get some cardio into your life!

HIIT!

High intensity interval training has become a hot topic over the last few years because it works and you can pack more into a shorter workout.

Here’s a good little HIIT workout you can do from home that’s guaranteed to get your heart rate up.

Cycling!

I hadn’t cycled since I was a kid but I got on a bike recently and very quickly began to realize as I went up a hill just how much it gets your heart rate going and how great cycling is as a cardio workout.

Plus, you get some fresh air!

If it’s too cold outside to cycle or you don’t have a bike then pretty much every major gym has spin classes these days in rooms that are quite warm to say the least.

Dance Class

Cardio is all about getting your heart rate up and believe it or not dancing does just that.

An hour of dance class burns tons of calories plus you get to finally learn some moves to impress your friends on the dance floor.

Gif of good dancer.

You could even take it one step further and try out a dancercize class that some gyms are putting on now.

Basically, they turn the heat up and make you dance like a wild thing to burn calories and make you sweat!

There’s more to just cardio than running on the treadmill so you just need to think outside the box for ways to get your heart rate up and find something you love to do!