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During COVID, Less Sofa and More Stretching…

COVID-19 has created havoc on nearly every facet our lives. Not least of all is our physical health, even if we’ve been lucky enough to avoid the virus. This NY Times article lays out just how bad our at-home regimens may be, especially if we’re trying to emulate something similar[…]

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Exercise Snack: Back and Leg Stretches

During the COVID era, many of us are sitting too much working at home or binge-watching TV shows. There’s a dearth of annoying co-workers popping their heads into our offices to get us up to walk to a meeting or out to lunch. We want our clients to make sure[…]

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Did We Create The Perfect @ Home Workout?

Seven years ago when we started working on Cardio High, our goal was to create the same workout as a high intensity sport like squash or running a 5k at top speed… but without the risk of injury. We conducted a couple years of research trying every workout that seemed[…]

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Is 15 Feet The New 6 Feet When Running?

We have continued to do our one mile time trial runs at The Newton North track during the COVID-19 shutdown. Is it wise to run in a place where others are also running, even if we keep six feet away from all other people? According to a new study of[…]

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The Ideal At-Home Workout Space?

Cardio High is busy creating daily livestream sessions for working out at home, but some people may hesitate to join because they lack space and don’t have a dedicated workout space. But our workouts don’t require a space much larger than a yoga mat. So what are the keys to setting[…]

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Cardio High Outdoor Workout

For a brief moment Cardio High offered outdoor workouts at Newton North Track, though we mostly used the turf football field. We are now going through a period of sheltering in place, and Cardio High is only offering workouts via Zoom. But we thought it would be useful to share[…]

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Cardio High Playlists

Our Cardio High clients are hunkered down in their homes around Newton, Weston and Waltham where COVID-19 is spreading its evil. Some industrious people are rigging gear together to do workouts in their homes, and we thought perhaps bringing some of the sounds of Cardio High into those homes would[…]

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5K vs Half Marathon?

At Cardio High we have quite a few clients who are training to run the Boston Marathon or a half marathon this Spring. We admire their determination and respect their goals, as some of them are running to raise money for causes that need funding. But from a health perspective,[…]

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Belly Fat is Where the Danger Hangs

While you stare forlornly at your midsection in the mirror it’s important to remember that, according to a new extensive study, the size of your gut hang has implications for your health. This seems obvious, but read on for details. It turns out that genetics play a big role in[…]

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