With These YouTube Cardio Workouts, 30 Minutes Is Enough Time to Burn Major Calories

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When typical cardio options like jogging, biking, or hitting the elliptical just don't sound appealing, there's nothing better than a fast, effective cardio workout video. You'll engage every muscle group, increase your heart rate, and work up a major sweat with the eight we found. They're all under 30 minutes, and you can do every video right at home — as long as you have a towel to wipe up the sweat afterwards.

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At-Home Cardio Workout With No Equipment

Most of the moves in this 25-minute interval video are combined, like butt-kick squats, jumping-jack squats, and plank jacks with half mountain climbers, making it extra effective.

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10-Minute No-Equipment, At-Home Cardio Workout

Maybe the sweatiest 10 minutes of your life? If you're short on time, this video is perfect for pumping up your heart rate and working every muscle in your body.

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Low-Impact 30-Minute Cardio Workout — Beginner/Intermediate

If you love throwing punches and doing squats, you'll love this 30-minute low-impact cardio session.

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30-Minute No-Equipment Cardio Kickboxing Workout

This cardio kickboxing class is super challenging while staying mostly low-impact — great for people looking to ease the wear and tear on their joints. It combines upper- and lower-body circuits for an intense full-body workout.

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32-Minute Home Cardio Workout With No Equipment

This interval workout is tough (plank walkouts to Supermans . . . in the warmup), but you get lots of opportunities to modify and rest along the way.

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20-Minute HIIT Home Cardio Workout Without Equipment

This video provides great instruction, challenging moves (with modification options), and even estimates your calories burned, although your personal total will depend on factors like your weight, intensity, gender, and age.

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15-Minute Beginner's At-Home Cardio Workout

Perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a short, medium-impact workout, this one includes moves like high-knee skips or marches, and lots of squat variations for a great lower-body burn.

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Love Your Tabata Workout — 15-Minute Total-Body Cardio Routine

Tabata workouts are a form of interval training that's fast-paced and effective. This one is cardio-focused, quick, and challenging for your whole body.