Cardio to work off calories
With Easter coming up I want you to have the opportunity to work off as many kcals as possible – chocolate damage limitation in advance! There will be a focus on cardio this week and in case you need reminding this is why getting hot, sweaty and breathless is soooo good for you. I don’t just encourage you all to work hard to stop you all gossiping! . . . . .
Helps prevent health problems.
Aerobic exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and stroke. Weight bearing aerobic exercise, such as walking and running, helps prevent osteoporosis. Even if you already suffer from one of these ailments, aerobic exercise can help alleviate the ailment. Aerobic exercise also strengthens your immune system.
Strengthens the heart.
Aerobic exercise strengthens the hardest working muscle in your body – your heart. A stronger heart pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body. Improved blood flow results in more oxygen and essential nutrients being delivered to the cells of your body. It also results in more effective removal of toxins and other waste materials from your body.
Helps keep arteries clear.
Aerobic exercise raises HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol. This results in less buildup of plaque in your arteries.
Strengthens the respiratory system.
Aerobic exercise improves the efficiency with which your respiratory system can supply oxygen to your body. Your body needs a constant and generous amount of oxygen in order to function properly.
Reduces body fat. Aerobic exercise not only burns calories, it’s the only type of exercise that directly burns body fat. In order for body fat to be burned, oxygen must be used to help produce energy during the exercise, and this only occurs with aerobic exercise.
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