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Try to use a good variety of cardiovascular machines.This will ensure your body doesn't suffer from repetitive stress which can be experienced if you only ever use the same 1or 2 machines.
While working out keep your heart rate at 55-75% of your maximum heart rate (maximum heart rate is calculated by 220 minus your age). This heart rate range provides optimum results for cardiovascular fitness and calorie burning.
If you can manage an hour per session that's fantastic! But consistency and quality are more important, so even 20 minutes is adequate. Aim for three sessions a week, and swimming is a suitable substitute if you can't get to the gym.
Try to have a day of rest between sessions for optimum recovery. However, this isn't essential and doing two consecutive days isn't necessarily too much.
Also try to incorporate resistance exercises. This will help protect your posture and joints, provide muscle toning, and prevent the weight loss plateau that can occur if your body is accustomed to one regime.
Alternate the cardiovascular machines on different days to prevent overloading your joints or muscles with too much impact or repetitive movement. For example:
Monday: impact cardio (treadmill)
Tuesday: weights and bike
Thursday: weights and x-trainer
Friday: treadmill/bike combination
Saturday: weights and x-trainer
Try to get a rest day in your week, but if not then just ensure you stretch adequately after each session and get adequate sleep, supported with good nutrition.
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