No matter what age you are, if you are not in shape you have probably wondered about it for heart health. You might have even made some type of New Years resolution or gotten a membership at a gym. That’s great because the benefits of cardio training for your heart are many.
Besides weight loss, there are a lot of long-term benefits that happen when you do cardio. You can get a stronger heart and healthier lungs. Having a healthy cardiovascular system is very important to long term health.
Cardio training reduces stress; and reduced stress is good for heart health. If you struggle with depression and anxiety (which is not good for heart health), then a cardio workout can temporarily relieve you of your symptoms and you will feel better.
Attempting to keep your heart healthy by having a cardio routine can set a great example for children, so that they grow up to have healthy hearts and long lives. Children follow by example.
Now comes the question, how long does one need to do a cardio workout to get these benefits? Some say you need to do 30 – 60 minutes of cardio three to five days a week, and some other people say if you have a heavy workout you can do three days a week for 20 minutes. However, just getting out there and doing something active is great for your heart as well as your overall health.
Make sure to check with your doctor though before beginning any new cardio routine to ensure the health of your heart.