Friday, January 22, 2010
Cardio! Cardio! Cardio!
What is the best cardiovascular exercise? Which exercise burns the most calories? Which
cardio fitness program will work best for my needs? These are very common questions.
The best cardio activities for you are the ones you will ENJOY doing!
Cardiovascular exercises are continuous, rhythmic movements that assist your body in
burning high amounts of calories and increase strength in the heart and lungs. Cardio will also
help you to burn calories although it is more beneficial for keeping your energy levels high.
You will find that cardio is the best way to boost your energy and help keep you in shape.
And remember that both cardio and strength training exercises should be included in your
If you're spending a lot of time on one specific type of cardio exercise, you may want to add
in some variety. Doing the same exercise can lead to overuse injuries because you're always
using the same joints and muscle groups. But how often do you need to incorporate a cardio
workout into your daily routine? Attempt to perform cardiovascular exercise for 20 to 60
minutes for 3 to 5 days a week. If you are unable to complete 20 minutes of activity, work
toward this duration gradually.
If you ever experience chest pain, lightheadedness or dizziness, while exercising, stop
immediately. If you are unsure whether certain cardio exercises are the right ones for you,
consult your physician.
The hard part is finding the fitness program that works best for you and that you will enjoy
and keep doing.