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Benefits of Cardio


Cardio is one of the best and most popular types of exercises people perform.


What is Cardio Exercise? Cardio exercise, which is sometimes referred to as aerobic exercise, is any rhythmic activity that raises your heart rate into your target heart rate zone. This is the zone where you burn the most fat and calories. Why should you do cardio?


Here are 6 Benefits of doing Cardio:


Great for weight loss. One of the main ways that cardio can help burn fat is through burning calories. Weight and fat loss happens when you create a calorie deficit, meaning you burn more calories than you eat. The more you do cardio, the more calories you’ll burn which will lead to weight loss.


Strengthens your heart. Doing cardio is one of the most effective tools for strengthening the heart muscle. During this exercise your heart rate and blood pressure increase to deliver blood to your exercising muscles, and your blood vessels respond by enlarging to supply blood flow to your exercising muscles. As a result, this strengthens your heart, which is one of the most important organs of your body.


Beneficial for mental health. Cardio is a healthy way to combat mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or stress because this exercise releases endorphins that act as a pain reliever and happiness booster.


Boost energy. Cardio exercise can naturally boost our energy. When our body goes through an activity that requires energy, such as running, it releases endorphins. These increased endorphin levels, in turn, boost our energy.


Better Sleep. Forms of cardio exercise, like running, boost serotonin (a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle), which may improve the brain's ability to metabolize serotonin and regulate sleep.


Strengthen Immune System. It is very important to boost your immune system especially during this pandemic. That’s why, Cardio exercise can be very helpful because it can help your immune system fight any bacterial infections.




Here are the lists of the most common Cardio exercises you can perform?

  • Brisk walking

  • Running

  • Jogging or jogging in place

  • Burpees

  • Bear crawls

  • Swimming

  • Water aerobics

  • Cycling/bicycling

  • Dancing

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Race-walking Volleyball, basketball, soccer or racquetball


The most frequently used machines for cardio exercises include

  • Treadmill

  • Stepping machine

  • Stationary cycles

  • Ski trainer

  • Rowing machine

  • Elliptical trainer

  • Recumbent bike

  • Upright bike

  • Stair climber

  • Upper body ergometer

  • Wave-trainer

  • Versa-climber

  • Precor AMT

Cardio exercises you can easily do at home.

  • Jump Rope

  • Jumping Jacks

  • Jog in Place

  • Burpees

  • Mountain Climbers

  • Squat Jumps

  • Bear Crawl Push Ups

  • Kickboxing

  • Staircase Exercise

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