What is cardio? Discover its benefits


Cardiovascular exercises, also known as cardio, are characterized by their ability to raise the heart rate and breathing, thereby improving our endurance. They involve working large muscle groups simultaneously in a constant and repetitive manner.

Regularly doing cardio offers many health benefits:

  • Increases energy and physical endurance.
  • Reduces body fat percentage, strengthens muscles, boosts metabolism, and aids in weight loss.
  • Helps control blood pressure by improving blood circulation throughout the body.
  • Strengthens the immune system; an increased heart rate boosts the flow of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting viruses and infections.
  • Aids in controlling cholesterol levels and stabilizing blood sugar, thus helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and diabetes.
  • Improves sleep quality and assists in releasing stress and regulating anxiety.

You don't need extensive logistics to do cardio; running, dancing, climbing stairs, and doing squats are examples of cardiovascular exercises that can easily be done even at home.

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