Learn how you can "fall into" getting high quality cardio outdoors.
Here are two new fun options to help you "fall into cardio outdoors." Fall is a great time to get outside - the weather generally cooperates and as the days get shorter the mood boost from exercise is appreciated.
The only potential drawback of doing cardio outdoors is that sometimes it's harder to keep up the intensity since you are not working on a preprogrammed machine. However, by following the guidelines below you can be sure you will gain the benefits of interval training.
Interval training results in increased fitness levels at a faster pace than steady state cardio. Interval training is defined by periods of more vigorous activity interspersed with periods of lower effort activity. Steady state cardio is more or less a steady effort throughout the cardio training workout. It is best to hold off on interval training until you are capable of steady state cardio for a duration of at least 30 minutes.