Week Eleven: Cardio Time!

Posted on April 6, 2009. Filed under: Healthier Living |

In these next two weeks, I am really going to push you, and myself to get active and get some REAL exercise.  Cardiovascular exercise is the type of exercise that gets your heart rate going.  It’s the kind of exercise that pushes your muscles and makes you out of breath.  To be honest, it’s the kind of exercise that we usually don’t want to do.  But this week, let’s do some cardiovascular exercise.  I have found 20 good reasons that we should do some cardio this week.  Here you go:

1) Instant feel good.  You will feel invigorated for hours after cardio.

2) Train your heart.  The heart is a muscle, and cardio is its strength training.

3) Weight loss!

4) Increased endurance and stamina throughout the day.

5) Increased confidence.

6) Healthy lungs

7) Helps weight lifting results show through. It burns the fat close to the muscles.

8) Increases metabolism for up to 24 hours.

9) Improves immune system.

10) Reduces stress.

11) Improves circulation.

12) Increased bone density.

13) Sleep better

14) Relief from depression and anxiety.

15) Reduced risk of some cancers.

16) Reduced risk of heart disease.

17) Lower blood pressure.

18) Decreased resting heart rate.

19) Lowers cholestrol.

20) Live longer!

Some ways of doing a cardio workout are: biking, jogging, running, sports, (Wii doesn’t count), swimming, etc.  Think of anything that will get your heart rate up, and you are good to go!

Assessment for Week 11

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