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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C

C is for Cardio or cardiovascular fitness

Basically, if your heart isn't strong, your body isn't strong.  So cardiovascular fitness is geared toward making this most important muscle stronger!

I served 8 years in the US Navy after high school, so I did plenty of cardio back in the day - running, jumping jacks, 8-count body builders (which I believe were invented by Satan himself!), sit ups & push ups. 

But now that I am a fat & happy civilian, I prefer to get my cardio by going for a brisk walk.  I learned that cadences are a wonderful thing.  When I ran in formation with a cadence caller, I could run forever.  Going out on my own is a different story.  So I downloaded an entire album of Navy cadences onto my iPod that I use for walking.  Since it's geared for running (which I don't do anymore - unless chased by zombies) I really have to hit a fast stride to keep the beat.  And we happen to have a nice park with a 1.6 mile paved path around it at the end of our street.....yay!  I use the 1 1/2 block walk to get to the park as my warm up & cool down. 

 aaah, memories!

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