Cardio is called short for cardiovascular exercise. It is any movement that gets your heart rate and increases blood circulation.
Even one 30-minute cardio session pumps extra blood to your brain, delivering the oxygen and nutrients it needs to perform at max efficiency. Cardio also floods the brain with chemicals that enhance functions such as memory, problem solving, and decision making.
Improve Heart Health
Your heart is a muscle just like any other and in order for it to become strong it must be worked. If you fail to work it, it will weaken over time and this can cause a variety of negative health effects.
By getting the heart pumping at a faster rate on a regular basis you will keep it in shape and healthy. Too many people are getting winded just performing simple exercises such as walking up the stairs and the primary reason for this is because they are neglecting to work their heart muscle.
Another reason to perform cardio is for its effects on the metabolism. Along with speeding up your heart rate, cardiovascular exercise also increases the rate of various other processes in the body, also known as your metabolism.
Improve Brain Health
As you lace up, your gray matter sends out get-ready signals: Without your even realizing it, breath and heart rates quicken. Once you’re sweating, the brain delivers feel-good endorphins to help ease the ouch of an all-out-workout.
Better Quality of Life
Every regular exercise can improve the quality of your life, not just cardio training. Moving around increases blood flow to our muscles, strengthens the heart and lungs and teaches the heart to work more efficiently. Not only that, when you exercise you set a good example for your kids to do the same, which could mean a better future for them.
As we are being active, we are keeping up the positive thoughts. And as you might know, a positive mind is a positive life.
List of Health Benefits:
- Reduction in blood pressure
- Increased HDL-cholesterol (the good one)
- Decreased total cholesterol
- Decreased body fat stores
- Increased aerobic work capacity
- Decreased symptoms of anxiety, and depression
- Increased heart function.
- Possible reduction in mortality in post my cardinal infarction patients.