Maintaining a daily base of cardio activities will help to improve your heart health and lower cholesterol.* Regularity is the key, so aim to find things you can access easily and maintain on a daily basis.

You should do more of this type of activity than anything else. It includes activities such as walking the dog, doing the housework, gardening etc. If you’re new to exercise or have a number of health concerns, this is going to be your focus. However, please consult your GP before starting new exercise regimes.

Intensity level: For moderate cardio, you should feel slightly out of breath but still able to talk comfortably. For intense cardio, your breathing and heart rate will be elevated. You should feel hot and sweaty and only be able to talk for 1 – 3 sentences.

Download our selection of cardio exercises here and build your own fitness regime!