It’s no surprise that so many of us choose running when it’s time to do cardio. Not only is it super-accessible and a massive calorie blaster, torching upwards of 800 calories an hour, but logging miles also helps build core and lower-body strength, increases endurance, and puts you in a better mood. (They don’t call it “runner’s high” for nothing.)
One study found that jogging just five minutes a day can even significantly reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
But the pavement isn’t the only place where you’ll see benefits.