We get how hard it is to fit in a workout—especially during the holiday season. But did you know that even during the holidays your mind and your body need those benefits you get from exercise? Here are some easy ideas to get your cardio in even when you’re not down with going to the gym.

 

First, here’s what you’ll need to know:

 

Examples of high-intensity exercises are sprinting (outdoors or on a treadmill), biking uphill or all-out pedaling and high-knees.

 

Examples of low-intensity exercises are jogging (outdoors or on a treadmill, biking downhill or easy pedaling (indoors or outdoors) and walking.

 

Next, take the exercises above, and try this sequence:

  • Three minutes of low-intensity exercising (warmup)

 

  • Ten minutes of intervals (one minute of high-intensity exercise followed by one minute of low-intensity exercise repeated five times)

 

  • Two minutes of low-intensity exercising  (cool-down)

 

You’ll soon find this 15-minute routine will motivate you to never miss a workout again!