Cardiovascular fitness also known as cardiorespiratory exercise is very important for a healthy living. Some may not realize the heart is the most important muscle in your body and controls oxygen to all other muscles. Cardiovascular exercise helps supply oxygen-rich blood to working muscles, while helping add energy for movement.

Not only does Cardiovascular exercise help endurance it also helps your immune system, boosting your heart and possible overall health while making you stronger.

Therefore, any exercise that can strengthen your heart’s endurance is important. Making your heart stronger will help your overall health. Exercise not only helps your body it nourishes your mind as well.

Cardiovascular exercises can help anxiety, depression and boost your over all mood and mental health, while helping you sleep. So the next time you’re having trouble sleeping hit the gym the next day to give yourself a makeover from the inside out.

Cardiovascular exercise (Cardio) can also lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol; while also helping fight heart disease.The more you exercise the more you will build up your endurance making your body need less oxygen to perform the same exercises.

The key to cardiovascular fitness is to slowly build up your heart’s endurance at a comfortable pace. This will keep you active for a long time throughout your life.

If you don’t know where to start it’s very easy. Beginners should exercise for 15 minutes a day, 3 times per week and stay within your target heart rate. The more comfortable with the exercises you become the more you can add to them. Building up your Cardiovascular endurance helps keep your weight in control, fights obesity, helps you keep exercising at peak levels and eventually helps you burn more calories.

Cardiovascular fitness also increases your stamina and energy, among other things. Being physically fit can also lower your risk of diabetes.

Aerobic exercise is considered great for cardiovascular. There are a number of Cardiovascular exercises that will help with your heart’s endurance such as:

  • Zumba
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Jogging
  • Fast-paced Walking
  • Dancing
  • Stair Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Skating
  • Butt Kicks
  • Power Skip
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Burpees

Cardiovascular exercises can be done at a gym, a beach, a park or even in your own home. If you’re unable to get to a gym a walk around the block or a bike ride through town will help you get your minimum cardio in.

Take your dog for a walk, walk/run the track at your local high school, run errands on bike instead of using your car.