Workout Routine

What’s the best cardio workout?

The best cardio workout will be one that gets your heart rate up but more importantly, it will be an exercise that you enjoy and can fit into your training program. Some of the most common cardiovascular exercises include hiking, running — either outside or on the best treadmills (opens in new tab) — cycling, swimming, HIIT (high intensity interval training) and rowing.

“Cardiovascular, or aerobic exercise, can be described as any exercise that gets your heart pumping. However, as most exercise does this, we need to look at the term ‘aerobic’, which basically means with oxygen,” explains sports scientist Jamal Ramsay.