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What is Cardio?

Cardio is the short form of Cardiovascular Fitness or Cardiovascular Exercise. This exercise will help a person in increasing blood circulation throughout the body and raises the heart rate. Cardio is generally also known as “Aerobic Cardio Exercise.”

Various organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Heart Association (AHA), proved in their research that, more physical activities are linked to cardiovascular health which improves heart health. 

Top Benefits of Cardio to Heart Health:

Top 10 Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

Any sort of cardio exercise will benefit in infinite ways for heart health. Here are listed few of them.

  • Controls heart rate

  • Improves heart health

  • Strengthens heart muscles

  • Expands Heart blood vessels

  • Decreases the chance of getting heart attack or heart stroke

  • Maintains heart in proper condition by controlling all body functionalities.

  • Reduces the chance of going through coronary revascularization procedure or bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty.

  • Studies suggest that, recently heart diagnosed patients if start cardio exercise, will return to their normal life sooner than normal time.

  • According to researches, heart attack patients who participated in cardio has decreased death rate by 20% - 25%.

Top 15 Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise to the Body:

1. Prevents Stress

2. Reduces belly fat

3. Eases Depression

4. Manages Diabetics

5. Best energy booster

6. Increases Skin Health

7. Increases metabolism

8. Regulates heart health

9. Controls Blood Pressure

10. Promotes in brain growth

11. Helps in fast body recovery

12. Decreases Chronic Diseases

13. Activates metabolism factors

14. Improves HDL cholesterol by Lowering LDL cholesterol

Risk Factors of Cardio Exercise:

Anything performed in excess will damages the total result. Hence, in the same way, if the cardio exercise is practiced beyond one’s capabilities or over-exercise will cause various heart and other major parts damage.

A person should start their cardio fitness in the expert guidance only after knowing the dos and don’ts of the exercise depending on the health status, capabilities, age and gender of the person.

                                                                         Be fit! Start physical Exercise! Stay Healthy! Live Long!

Author's Bio: Ashreetha Pendkar Is a Healthcare writer, trainer and Digital marketing expert, she loves to read healthcare content and spreading her words about the importance of the health to near & dears.

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