There is nothing like burning a large amount of calories daily. Cardio are a set of exercises which helps you in getting your heat in the right heart rate zone. Such exercises improve blood circulation by enabling the heart to pump blood at a faster rate in all parts of your body. Improved breathing helps in the lungs working faster. There are a couple of exercises which count under Cardio exercises.
The benefits of these exercises
When I started working out, I naturally did my running, without having any idea about its affectivity. Running is a superb cardio exercise and has tremendous benefits. After following the write-outs of several physicians and physiotherapists, I understood that this form of exercise had a huge range of benefits. By doing cardio regularly, heart function improves, reducing chances of heart damage. Besides that, there is improvement in blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The risk of osteoporosis decreases and muscle mass increases.
Exercises that fall under Cardio
Running is considered the best and the easiest form of Cardio, because it does not require any equipment. I try to run every morning and quickly run up and down the stairs. Climbing stairs or even hills, makes your cardio even better. Running helps burn unimaginable amount of calories and you will be melting away all the excess fat, while making your muscles strong. Other exercises activities which fall under Cardio include walking, jogging, swimming, rowing, biking, and cross-training, etc. I had been advised by my gym instructor to continue with cardio for 20-30 minutes. It is very useful, as it helps the heart lose fat and gain muscle. These exercises can help you have slimmer stomach and killer quads.
Counting the heart rate
If you are gymming then probably your instructor will help you know about the impact of your cardio on your body. I would share the trick I have learnt. Since, all you need to do is check your increasing heart rate, take pulse for six seconds, while you are halfway into your cardio. Whatever is the count, simply add a zero to it and that would be your heart rate. It is simple and will help you know how fast your heart is working. Cardio exercises are a must. It has to become a habit for you, just as it is a habit for me. I cannot imagine starting by workout schedule, without some good cardio training.