Cardio or cardiovascular exercise is one of the most important exercises you should include when you set up a fitness plan. Cardio exercise is any movement that helps you get heart rate up and improve blood circulation throughout the body.
Most people doing cardiovascular exercise as they intend to burn off excess calories and increase energy supply. In other words, they do cardio exercise as they want to lose their weight. In fact, losing weight is only one of the benefits of doing cardio exercise.
There are around 8 other benefits of cardio exercise, as follows:
- Improve metabolism
- Increase heart health
- Reduction in blood pressure
- Improved Hormonal Profile
- Management Of Diabetes
- Improve Recovery Ability
- Improvements in muscular function and strength and improvement
- Reduction in bad (LDL and total) cholesterol and Increase in good (HDL) cholesterol
Cardio exercise can be done in various activities. They are as follows:
- Home Cardio Exercise
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Elliptical Trainer
- An Aerobic Step
When setting up cardio exercise, you must know exactly how much you should do the exercise. Researchers conducting research about cardio exercise concludes that to get such benefits mentioned above, a person should at least do the exercise for at least 30 minutes of modest activity on most, preferably, daily regular basis. Modest activity means doing exercise in intensity to brisk walking about 3 to 4 miles per hour.
It is clear that to get real benefits of cardio exercise, you must do certain activities like those mentioned above. However, sometimes it’s so difficult to start the activity. To get easier before doing these activities, you should first concult to your physician. He or she will help you set up an exercise plan.
Then, you must have a trainer to accompany you along the way or exercise. He or she will help you boost your motivation. Sometimes, you must get tired or want to stop the training. When you feel that way, your trainer will encourage you to keep doing the exercise. That is why, having a trainer by your side is a good solution to keep you motivated.
Doing cardio exercise also doesn’t mean no risk. Every exercise you do has a risk on your physic. That is why, you must know how much the optimum intensity you should do every day. You must not do excessive intensity, otherwise you will get heart attack.
Every person has its own capacity of doing certain exercise. That is, consulting to physician is a must. Especially, a person who has certain condition. He or she must visit a physician before start doing cardio exercise. You must do the same thing when you have a plan to start the exercise.