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How Cardio Can Improve Your Overall Health and Brain Health


There are many great cardio benefits from walking. It is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. In addition to the health benefits, cardio workouts are fun, easy to do, and an excellent way to burn excess calories. In addition to cardio benefits, you will also burn fat while improving your cardiovascular health. You should not feel pain, but it will be an all-over workout that you will thoroughly enjoy.

Cardio exercise has been proven to aid in weight loss, improve circulation and cardiovascular health. While there are numerous other ways to lose weight and burn calories, cardio benefits are some of the most enjoyable. You will increase your resting heart rate, burn more calories and fat, strengthen your immune system, improve your mood and energy, and improve your overall health. The following is a list of the top 3 cardio benefits.

Strength Training:

Cardiovascular exercise is the cornerstone of fitness and strength training. Without strength training, you would not be able to build any muscle, and you would not be able to lose weight. Cardiovascular exercises like walking, biking, stair climbing, running, and swimming can help you to build bone density, promote proper blood circulation and increase your stamina and strength. While cardio benefits are easy to get in a leisurely walk or even on a bike ride, strength training requires frequent resistance training to keep your muscles toned.

Blood Circulation:

One of the biggest cardio benefits is increased blood circulation. Cardiovascular exercises like walking, biking, stair climbing, and swimming improve your overall blood circulation. Increased blood circulation increases your oxygen intake, which provides energy to your muscles. The more your muscles have access to oxygen, the more they will expend energy. Additionally, the increased blood circulation can help you avoid the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Brain Health:

Cardiovascular exercises benefit your brain health, too. Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly have better brain functioning than those who do not. Brain damage due to stroke and other diseases can occur if you don't exercise properly. Regular cardiovascular exercises help you avoid this possibility and maintain your brain health.

All of these benefits make a cardio routine essential for a healthy lifestyle. If you're not already exercising regularly, you should start now. The longer you wait to start your cardio workout, the more time you will have to decide between keeping your heart health and staying fit. Whatever your reasons for starting a cardio routine, remember that your body and your brain will thank you for it later.

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MegL wrote on July 30, 2021, 10:54 AM

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VinceSummers wrote on July 31, 2021, 12:16 PM

A well-written article. I think it's a great idea to start kids off on such a regimen so they will be inclined to continue it as they grow older.

MegL wrote on July 31, 2021, 5:22 PM

Definitely. Some of my grandkids have access to a trampoline in the garden and they all love using it. It's not the safest sport (my niece nearly lost her leg on one some years ago) but it certainly gives them exercise. The current youngest was on it from no age and he has amazing balance.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 10, 2021, 5:32 PM

I jumped up and down 300 times on a pogo stick. Nobody believed me. And to this day, I still can not remember where I put that thing. I was a bed bouncer as a baby. I made my dad angry for bouncing up and down on the new mattress and box springs. Now I do good to just walk around Walmart to keep up with my wife who enjoys shopping by driving around on an electric AMIGO cart. LOL

MegL wrote on August 11, 2021, 6:24 AM

I jumped on my parents' bed as a child and broke the leg. They had to sleep on the bed propped up on a pile of books until my dad could fix the leg! As a child, I could keep a hula hoop going for the whole of school break but I can't even start it going now!

luisga814 wrote on August 14, 2021, 5:47 AM

I agree with this. About 2-3 months ago, I'm making sure that I can do the walking for about 30-60 minutes a day in 5-6 days a week. But a about two weeks before, I was diagnosed with COVID-19, I didn't achieved to do the walking because of busy work schedule. Then, without healthy exercise lifestyle and no enough vitamins, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 last July 25th, 2021. Although, now feeling good than before but I'm not sure if I still have COVID-19. Hope, I'm already out with COVID-19.

MegL wrote on August 14, 2021, 9:18 AM

Hope you are feeling much better and can go out for a walk again.

luisga814 wrote on August 17, 2021, 6:48 AM

As of the moment, I can do the walking for about 30-60 minutes but not 5-6 days a week. About 1-2 days a week only. Hope I can do the exercise everyday soon.