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Improve Your Cardio, Improve Your Life

Some of the best training you can do for your body is cardio workouts. We all know we should stay in shape, eat right, and work out, but just how often are we really able to do that? Our body and health is so important and taking the time to improve it should be one of our first priorities.

First, you might be wondering what cardio training is. It is exercises such as walking, jogging, running, aerobics, cycling, tae bo, swimming, and rowing. These exercises go from one to the other and also increase your heart rate by about 75 percent faster than the normal rate.

There are many benefits to performing cardio training. The most obvious one is that you will have more energy and endurance. You will overall start feeling better physically. Do not forget that cardio workouts will help to prevent diseases. Some of the most prevalent are diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol by creating a stronger heart and lungs. Just by walking more will cut back on your chances of later developing one of these diseases. Let’s not forget that by doing some of the above exercises you will control your weight and even lose weight. Cardio exercises will burn calories and help you to shed excess fat. Not only that but instead of eating or just sitting around, doing some cardio exercises will make you feel better. You might feel like you accomplished something and got something done.

Furthermore, using cardio training is imperative when improving your health and /or weight training. For example, 30 to 45 minutes, 3 to 5 days a week will shed some weight and begin to increase your heart rate and gain some muscle. As you are improving your health, you must also begin to increase the intensity of your workout. You will begin to build up a resistance, so remember to get the most benefit slowly increase the exercises and the difficulty to keep improving yourself. Without an increase the workout will become repetitive and too easy and any improvements will stop. Also, if you are doing weight training then do the cardio first and follow up with the weights. The cardio will actually get your body ready for the more strenuous weight training. Try not to do any cardio training before bed, it will only keep you awake and make it difficult to sleep.

A few other tips is to eat before working out. About 30 minutes before you plan to start training have something to eat so that your muscles have fuel. You do not want to have a large meal though because you will be too full and it will make training difficult, you will feel sluggish. To mix things up try going outside to work out in the fresh air and always stick to your routine. The more regular you are, the better it will be for your body.

Using cardio training to improve your health, lose weight, and just feel better in general is worth the time and effort. It will take some time, but you will begin to see improvements and want to continue.

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I run for my aerobic exercise. You can run, walk, dance; whatever you prefer. Just be certain to do aerobics at least 3 – 4 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each workout. If you are using HIIT or something on that order, obviously you will be spending less time getting in your aerobics.

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