Cardio Exercises

Cardio is the medical term used to reference the heart. From Greek kardia: heart.

Also used in reference to exercises and/or equipment intended for cardiovascular fitness and endurance training (aerobic exercise). A common usage of the term is “to do cardio”, which means to engage in running or other endurance training for a set period of time.

The benefits of cardio exercise:

– Weight loss
– Stronger heart and lungs
– Increased bone density
– Reduced stress
– Reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer
– Temporary relief from depression and anxiety
– More confidence about how you feel and how you look
– Better sleep
– More energy
– Setting a good example for your kids to stay active as they get older

Top Cardio Exercises
– Running
– Bicycling
– Elliptical Trainer
– Swimming
– Step Aerobics
– Rowing
– Rock Climbing
– Walking