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Cardio Alternatives to Running

 

Cardio Alternatives to Running

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Let’s face it: you can’t always head out on a run. Sometimes it’s because of weather, sometimes it’s because of a hectic schedule, and sometimes it’s because you just flat out don’t want to do it. No matter what your reason is for skipping a run, there are many awesome options for getting your heart rate up, getting your sweat on, and burning a few calories while you’re at it. If you’re looking for a way to switch up your routine, check out my favorite cardio alternatives below.

HIIT IT

HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is a type of training in which you alternate between periods of maximum effort and periods of recovery. It also just so happens to be one of the quickest and most efficient replacements to traditional cardio.

TAKE A DIP

If you need a fun, low-impact workout, look no further than the local pool. Water workouts are a great choice for people of all ages and ability levels, thanks to the buoyancy and consistent resistance water provides.

PLAY BALL

You’re never too old to play a game of pick up. Team sports are a throwback to a time in life when fitness was almost effortless. Grab a few friends and get in shape while you run around like crazy.

HOP ON

If you have a favorite machine, hop on it. The rower, elliptical, and stationary bike are the most popular machines when it comes to avoiding the treadmill. Whatever you choose, make sure to throw some intervals in for good measure.

HEAD OUTSIDE

If it’s not raining, head outside for something other than a run. Hike if you’re able or surf if you can; just get out there and get moving. While you’re at it, pack a picnic and make a day of it. Your workout just became an adventure.

 

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The coronavirus has changed life, as we knew it, forever. Most people will be touched in some way by the pandemic either physically, emotionally or financially. We’ve all heard heart-breaking stories from around the world about lives that have been lost and severe financial hardships caused by the sudden shutdown of so many businesses.

On behalf of all our team members around the globe, we extend our deepest sympathies to all that are struggling through personal challenges, whatever they may be, and we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the heroes who are helping those in need.

We’d also like to add how important it is for everyone to continue to do their part to slow the spread. Physical distancing is critical, and we must all take this seriously. We use the word “physical” because staying away from people in a physical way does not mean we should be neglecting the importance of social interactions, compassion and patience.

We are one of the largest providers of shelf-stable seafood and it is our honor and our responsibility to do our part, in every way we can, to help to keep people fed with affordable, nutritious protein. To that end, we’re continuing to run our factories in the US and Canada while our partners around the world continue to provide supply.

We take great pride in being a “people-first” company, so our decision to continue operations is done with utmost concern for the people making it possible. We’ve enhanced our safety measures to meet or exceed CDC guidelines and we have increased wages in our factories to assist employees dealing with the incremental costs of working and new, unexpected demands on their households.

We also take great pride in producing healthy, nutritious and safe products for our customers. Please know the manufacturing practices we follow year-round protect our both employees and the products they produce. Our facilities have very few people-to-product interactions, all products are sterilized in a high temperature oven and then packaged in highly automated production lines.

Beyond Bumble Bee, we’re continually looking for ways to extend our “people first” approach to make a meaningful impact. With so many people in need, we know this effort is more important than ever. We’re starting by donating more than $1 million in product to food banks in both the US and in Canada. And we will be looking for more opportunities to make a positive difference in the days to come.

Finally, I want to thank you, our loyal and new customers, for your support. We hope you find the recipes on our website helpful and easy to prepare. I also want to send a sincere thank you to our Bumble Bee Team and our valued supply partners around the world for their tireless efforts, particularly those working in sales, manufacturing, distribution and all our support roles, ensuring we can keep store and pantry shelves stocked.

Please continue to do your part to keep yourselves and your families safe during this truly unprecedented time.

With Gratitude,
Jan
CEO, Bumble Bee Seafoods