The Great Cardio Debate

I wanted to share an article I read in this month’s issue of Fitness Magazine. It was titled “8 Lies Trainers Tell You”.
One of the ‘lies’ was “Perspiration and a high heart rate are signs of a good cardio workout”. The article went on to explain that just because a workout ‘kicks your butt, tones your abs and leaves you soaked with sweat’ doesn’t mean its a heart healthy cardio workout. It reads that for cardio benefits, the work out has to be at least 20-60 minutes long, be continuous and rhythmic, and use large muscle groups, such as brisk walking, running or cycling, and you need to be between 60-80% of your maximum heart rate.
Call me a liar, but I am pretty sure of a few things:
1. You don’t have to do anything continuously for more than 20 minutes to get a fantastic cardio workout
2 You can don’t have to walk, run, bike or do traditional cardio exercises to work your heart.
What do you think?

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