Benefits Of Including Cardio Into Your Exercise Routine

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Recently I feel as if cardio has gotten a bad rep. Don’t get me wrong I do think that cardio can be misused (e.g. when people do nothing but cardio hoping to meet their fitness goals). However there are benefits to cardio-vascular exercise when it’s used correctly.

 

 

So what are these benefits I keep harping on about? 

  1. Improves heart health
  2. Improves your recovery time
  3. Boosts your mood and can help tackle anxiety and stress
  4. Boosts your immune system
  5. It promotes brain health
  6. Can help regulate diabetes
  7. Can help you lose or maintain weight

How often should you do cardio?

It’s recommended that for overall cardiovascular health and individual perform 30 minutes of low intensity aerobic exercise 5 days a week or 25 minutes vigorous exercise 3 times a week.

Some of my favourite cardio exercises

  1. Walking = including cardio into your life doesn’t mean you have to spend more time in the gym. Walking can be done anywhere
  2. Swimming 
  3. Interval Sprints 
  4. Rowing 
  5. Stair Master 
  6. Circuit Training 

Just make sure you enjoy the form of cardio you include into your routine.

Just some food for thought

Jay xx

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