So you’ve most definitely heard in the gym the word CARDIO, if you’re not familiar with fitness terminology, then it is short for Cardiovascular which is to do with your heart and how blood is pumped around your body. Enough of the science though, now into the real stuff….
What is Cardio?
Well its one of the general terms used in fitness it could be a combination of running at 60 – 70% MHR and 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off on the rowing machine.
Cardio is aimed to improve you aerobic endurance aka stamina.
Why is cardio important for general fitness?
Cardio helps to improve heart function and increase your overall fitness. To maintain a healthy lifestyle cardio is one of the most important components of your overall fitness and more importantly health.
Is cardio hard and time consuming?
If you’re just keeping fit then it doesn’t have to be neither hard or time consuming as long as you maintain a HR of 60 – 70% MHR. Even if you just go for a 30 minute fast walk or jog you will feel amazing benefits both mentally and physically