Burn fat, strengthen your heart
The youth of the modern day stay involved in sports, work out at gyms and go for jogging, running or swimming.
However, there are some who still prefer doing more “cardiovascular training” (cardio) than hitting the weights.
So, what is cardio?
Known as aerobics, these are exercises during which our heart works consistently for a specific duration to pump blood to major working muscles. These movements increase uptake of oxygen. They condition our heart and burn body fat.
Here are some popular aerobic exercises:
Running is an excellent cardio enjoyed by many. Running in early mornings in a non-polluting atmosphere (not our beaches) is refreshing and offers a visual treat.
It quickens weight loss by burning a huge amount of calories.
Speed-walking (the name explains it) is an alternative for those who find it difficult to run – either because of their age, excessive weight or knee and joint health.
There are modern equipment which help us in performing cardio, indoors or outdoors. And during summer, undoubtedly the best choice would be swimming.
_ Murali Vijaykumar