Doing aerobic exercise, also called cardio, is one of the best things you can do for your mental and physical health.
Aerobic exercise is any activity that gets your blood pumping and large muscle groups working. It’s also known as cardiovascular activity. Truth is there is no best or favorite cardio exercise. Your friend might love running, but running drains you. Note that is not compulsory you run.
Do something you enjoy or at least something you can tolerate. If you love to walk, walk, if you love to dance or skip, do that. Bottom line is, choose something you can see yourself doing at least three days a week at your own pace and convenience.
Examples of aerobic exercise include the following:
* playing soccer
Doing cardio helps us burn calories fast, it boosts our metabolism and immune system. It is particularly effective at reducing belly fat, the harmful type of fat that builds up around your organs.
Experts recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
Some of the importance of cardio exercise are:
It helps you burn fat and calories for weight loss.
It increases your lung capacity.
It helps reduce your risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
It helps you sleep better.
It helps reduce stress.
It improves your sex life.
To avoid futile results, it is important that you vary your cardio routines, so you don’t get bored and your body doesn’t get accustomed to the same repeated exercises.
Being fit is all about effort, determination and consistency, today, choose to live healthier.