Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Mommy Makeover

March 26, 2010

Getting to the heart of cardiovascular fitness

Anytime’s Rob Land says the benefits of cardio go on and on

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3) Schedule something competitive.

Even cardio freaks like Land have to set far-away goals to keep them accountable, so he suggests finding local 5K or fun runs, bicycle races or even half marathons (the 500 Festival Mini Marathon is a great one).

“I have to have something to train for,” Land said. “I schedule something six months in advance.”

4) Pick cardio that you like.

If you aren’t a treadmill runner and you force yourself to climb onto the treadmill day after day, your drive is going to fade — fast — so it’s important to choose the kinds of cardio that you really enjoy.

“If you do, you’re that much more likely to make it a habit,” he said.

Anytime Fitness even has flat-screen televisions attached to all of its cardio equipment, so you can catch the latest episode of “CSI” while you’re working out.

“A 30-minute cardio session goes by like that,” he said, of the club’s “cardio-vision.”

5) Don’t compare yourself to other people.

Land warns against checking out the treadmill next to you with the guy running at a 6-minute-mile pace.

“Your body isn’t their body, and you’ve not been doing what they’ve been doing,” he said. “And vice versa.”

• Erin Shultz is the Kokomo Tribune Life & Style editor. She may be reached at 765-454-8587 or erin.shultz@kokomotribune.com.

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