When you’re not lifting weights or doing other resistance-type exercises, you can go for a cardio or conditioning routine. This helps keep your circulatory and respiratory system healthy while aiding in recovery.
Activities like running, biking, dancing, swimming, kettlebell swings, and jumping rope can help elevate your heart rate and get you sweating.
Apart from steady-state cardio, you can also do High-Intensity Interval Training. This short burst of intense movement is not only great for getting your heart rate up but also for leveraging the after-burn effect.
Health experts suggest getting at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.