15 Oct 2013 Blackmores The A to Z of cardio exercise 15346 views 1 min to read Cardio, short for cardiovascular, is the type of fitness conditioning that predominately uses your heart and lungs. Energy & exercise Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin 1 comments Cardio, short for cardiovascular, is the type of fitness conditioning that predominately uses your heart and lungs. Its activity that makes you puff, using rhythmic and continuous movements such as walking, cycling, swimming, rowing or jogging. Performing these activities 3 – 5 times a week helps to build stamina, and burn body fat. One important aspect of cardiovascular exercise is variety. It's the spice of life according to some. Incorporating a wide variety of cardio activities into your exercise schedule can maintain motivation while targeting different muscles and giving you a broader base of fitness. When you focus on a variety of activities that you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick with it, and achieve your weight loss goals. Fortunately, there are plenty of cardio activities to choose from. Here’s my A-Z to help you get started! A - Aerobics classes B - Boxercise C - Cycling D - Deep water running E - Elliptical machines F - Football G - Gym membership H - Hill sprints I - Interval training J - Jump rope K - Kayaking L - Lacrosse M - Mountain biking N - Netball O - Orienteering P - Paddle boarding Q - Qi-gong R - Rowing S - Swimming T - Tennis U - Ultimate Frisbee V - Volleyball W - Wii Fit X - Xtreme sports Y - Yoga Z - Zumba What cardio activities would you add to this list? What are your 5 favourite types of cardio?