Cardiovascular Exercise OR Aerobic Exercise
exercises the one of the most important part of our human body, the
This type of exercise involves the use of more oxygen
while performing the workout. Example of a Cardio workout is Brisk Walking, jogging, running, Skipping, Swimming.
In this type of exercise the heart rate is increased to a certain limit and the lung capacity in terms of taking in
oxygen by the body is also tested. Aerobic or Cardio exercise causes the body to utilize more oxygen in order to
create more energy. Cardio workout can be done daily for 30-40 minutes. Please start slowly if you are a beginner.
The idea should be to slowly increase your heart rate while exercising and let the blood flow efficiently to each
part of the body. Cardio exercise should not be performed with too much food inside your body. Either do it first
thing in the morning after you have had a small fruit OR at least leave your stomach 2 hours empty before
performing any Cardio Exercise in evening or afternoon. Even fast walking is attributed as cardiovascular exercise.
For a beginner it is ideal to start slowly and perform a cardio workout for at least 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a
week. Drink water before, during and after a cardio workout so that you are not dehydrated. A Cardiovascular
fitness program should be a consistent activity in your lifestyle.
Please remember cardiovascular exercise will be more beneficial in aiding towards
weight loss . The different types of cardiovascular(aerobic exercises ) can be defined as :
- Running/Jogging on a treadmill or a
- Brisk Walking
Even playing sports like tennis, badminton and soccer
involve a lot of cardio effort. But these sports are very demanding and should be played according to age and
the fitness capability of an individual.
Cardiovascular fitness benefits are tremendous, some
of which are :
- helps in weight
- helps in acquiring good
- helps in regulating blood
- helps in increasing the metabolism of the
- helps in releasing good healthy hormones
inside the body
- helps in creating a good feeling from