Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cardio Training

Some people love to do ‘Cardio Training’, some people hate it.

What is Cardio Training?

CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING, commonly known as “cardio training’,
is a form of exercise used for strengthening and improving your Cardiorespiratory System (heart, lungs, blood and blood vessels).

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Why Cardio?

Stronger lungs get oxygen to your blood faster. A stronger heart gets that oxygenated blood to your exercising muscles faster and more efficiently, aiding your workout and average daily health. Cardio training is also very helpful for excess body fat loss.
We’ve all eaten an extra piece of cake and then walked extra on the treadmill, right?

Who Should Cardio Train?

Cardio Training is good for everyone. Be sure to get approval from your doctor or physician before you begin any cardio training program, especially if you or your family have a history of heart disease.

How Much Cardio?

It’s recommended that we do 20 – 30 minutes of Cardio Exercise per day, 5 days a week.
If you are a beginner, start out slow and less frequently.

Types of Cardio

Any type of exercise that elevates your heart rate for a period of time can be considered cardio training. For best results, choose an exercise that involves your whole body. Common modes are walking, jogging, running, bike riding, swimming and jumping rope.

Some things to remember about cardio training:

*Does not have to be strenuous to be beneficial

*Is cumulative, meaning 10 minutes here, 5 minutes there, equals 15 minutes total of cardio training.

*20-30minutes a day about 5 days a week is minimum.

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Next Week's Post:
Why Resistance Training??

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