Posted on 4 Oct 2014

The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

What is cardiovascular exercise? It refers to any form of action that increases the heart rate and blood circulating around the body. Why do we need to increase the heart rate. The heart is a muscle and similar to any other muscle it requires exercise to become stronger.

Too many of us are becoming increasingly sedentary in our life styles and getting short of breath by just climbing the stairs. The reason for this is we are neglecting our heath and heart muscle. Not only will cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart muscle it will also increase the metabolism and as we know when you increase the metabolism it makes it easier to lose weight.

Through cardiovascular exercise the heart will become more efficient by delivering more blood around the body with less effort it is also likely to beat at a slower rate during periods of resting. The lungs will also become more effective at oxygenating the vital organs, such as the brain, heart, and liver. Cholesterol in the blood may decrease and endorphins will be released. The release of endorphins can make us feel happier and gives us a feeling of improved general wellbeing. The good feeling from the endorphins can help to relieve the symptoms of depression and tiredness.

Cardiovascular exercise can benefit the major weight bearing muscles in two ways. Not only are the muscles made stronger by the exercise, but also the respiratory system delivers more effective oxygen levels to those muscles. Exercising at the appropriate cardiovascular level will burn calories and in turn burn body fat.

The benefits of cardiovascular exercise are certainly impressive; it’s something we believe in a Fitfarms weight loss camp. Not only will it strengthen the heart and improve the blood flow it will also improve the respiratory system. The direct result of that is the metabolism increases and endorphins are released. The weight bearing muscles also benefit and at the same time body fat is reduced.


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