Helpful Cardio Exercises to Practice on the Road

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Looking to improve your blood pressure? Start out with these fun exercises when you’re on the road.

If you’re fighting to keep your blood pressure low, good cardio exercise is the key. When you’re driving for many hours of the day, exercise is crucial for heart health. You don’t have to buy expensive equipment to get exercise while you’re on the road. Instead, simply try some of these easy to do exercises.

The Bear Crawl

In this exercise, you’ll crawl while holding your body up off the ground–kind of like a bear! Start by kneeling on your hands and knees, then crawl forward while keeping your knees high and your hips low. If this is too easy for you, increase the intensity by crawling at a faster rate.

The High Knee Run

Stand straight up and bend your arms slightly by your sides. Alternate lifting each knee while you run in place. When lifting one knee, raise your opposite arm so that the upper portion of your body is parallel with the ground. It might make you look a bit… exaggerated, but it’s an excellent cardio exercise! Just make sure you are lifting your knees high.

The Mountain Climber

Start by getting in position to do a pushup. Hold your body up with your arms and bring one foot forward while still keeping your pushup position. Move one foot back and then the second one  forward. Start repeating the cycle at a faster pace until it looks like you’re climbing a mountain. Just don’t fall down!

The Burpee

Get in a wide stance standing position. Bend your knees with your hands placed on the floor between your feet. Use your upper body to support yourself while you jump right back up into a pushup position, then quickly jump back and return to standing. Repeat this several times, and add pushups in between burpees to amp up the intensity.

The Crab Walk

Sit on the ground and prop up your body with your arms and legs. Keep your chest facing upwards. Adjust your arm and leg and legs in a single direction, then follow with your other arms and legs. Repeat this motion like you’re walking sideways, then do the same in the opposite direction.

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