What is Cardio Training? Simply put, it is working on the fitness of your heart. How efficiently your heart pumps, how quickly you can recover from an increased heart rate, and how healthy (how fast or slow) your resting (heart rate) pulse is.
Cardiovascular fitness is an important part of any well-rounded fitness program. We’ll discover which form suits you best, whether it’s a treadmill, walking outdoors (don’t forget to take the dog!), bicycling, or any number of other ways to improve your cardio and endurance.
What do I mean by “endurance”? You may be able to do a jumping jack or a short sprint before you become very winded. Or you climb a short set of stairs and need to stop and recover. Improved endurance means you can climb those stairs longer and better. You can play tennis faster and harder without having to stop as often. You can be out in the yard with your kiddos or run with the dog and notice you don’t run out of breath as fast and recover more quickly.
The first thing any doctor does when you go for a visit is to take your blood pressure and your pulse. The more fit you are, the more likely you are to have a healthy blood pressure number and lower healthy resting pulse rate, which means your heart is working more easily and efficiently.
There are a number of ways to accomplish you becoming more heart/cardio fit. We might just walk faster longer, or do little high intensity segments, or exercise using intervals of cardio and body toning segments in a round robin format. There are many ways, suited just for you, to accomplish this most important goal of heart health, all while having fun doing it.