Physical activity that uses large muscle groups and increases your heart rate such as walking, jogging, swimming, riding a bike, etc. that is sustained for at least 20 minutes is considered a cardio-fitness exercise.
To maintain cardio-fitness you need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate cardio activity.
At least 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous activity.
BENEFITS OF CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE
Release of Endorphins
Helping us feel happier and healthier
Risk For Stroke
Controls blood sugar to prevent diabetes
Remember, our body responds to the demands we place upon it. If we do not challenge our body with exercise, both strength training and cardiovascular, we become weak.
MORE BENEFITS OF CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE
The following benefits can be achieved through a regular cardiovascular training program.
Heart muscle becomes stronger
Lowers heart rate
Better blood flow
Recovery after exercise is enhanced
Heart becomes more efficient
Lungs become more efficient
Blood volume increases
Muscles and joints become stronger
Increased calorie expenditure and higher metabolic rate
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