Cardiovascular Exercise – Why and How

The most important aspect of a cardio routine can also be the most difficult to achieve, that is, regularity. The maximum benefits of cardio training are realized when someone exercises on most days of the week. This is because the effects of the exercise aren’t permanent, although they are accumulative. A good cardio exercise routine has many positive health effects, such as: Improving muscle strength Reducing body fat Increasing energy levels Lowering blood pressure Increasing the level of good cholesterol Decreasing the risk of coronary artery disease Strengthening the heart Improving control of blood sugar levels Improving circulation Before you start your cardio session, do five to ten minutes of low-intensity exercise on a stationary bike or a treadmill. This will elevate your body temperature which helps avoid injury. Once your muscles are warm and after the cardiovascular exercise, you should stretch those muscles used in the exercise. Pick 3 to 5 cardio exercises and rotate them this way you don’t become bored doing the same exercise or using the same exercise equipment over and over again. By rotating your exercises, you keep your body and muscles from getting used to that exercise and you can achieve better fat burning benefits. Remember that too much exercise is bad for you so stick with 3 to 4 workout sessions per week each being 30 to 45 minutes in length and maintain a good level of intensity. This way you won’t overdo the cardio and burn out and help to avoid an injury to you.

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