How Much Cardio Do You Need?

Cardiovascular exercise, or cardio for short, is essential for optimum health. In other words, you NEED cardio exercise in your life. The question is, how much? The answer: Adults should get at least 150 minutes of cardio a week. Sounds like a lot, right? Actually, no. That breaks down to roughly 21 minutes a day!

We know you might be thinking, Why do I need cardio, and how exactly do I get 21 minutes of cardio into my busy routine each day? We have the answers!


Cardio workouts provide numerous incredible health benefits. They will make your heart stronger, increase endurance, burn calories/fat, and can make you faster. So, regardless of whether you love it or hate it, your body will reap the benefits of doing some cardio every day.

How do I fit cardio into my daily life/routine?

Most people think of cardio as a long and slow distance activity like running, biking, or hiking. But cardio is anything that raises your heart rate and makes you breathe heavily. Therefore, it’s technically easy to fit into your routine.

We know your time is precious. That’s why we have great suggestions for you, no matter your life situation.

Think you have no time to work out because you’re a parent? Click here to find out how to integrate your workout and family time.

This PI customer offers some great advice about balancing life and your cardio workouts! Click here to learn more.

Want to know if you should do cardio before or after weights? Click here to find out.

Have your own cardio insight or advice? Comment below. We love hearing from our customers!


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