Monday, January 18, 2010

The Importance of Cardiovascular Training

Not to long ago, a client of mine had a great epiphany: two hours of cardio per day makes for a healthy person.

When I asked him how he came to that conclusion, he told me how much healthier he was when he was running 10-plus miles a day in the snow wearing shorts.

Now, I am not telling you to go run in the snow, but this client is definitely on to something. Let's take a look at what two hours of cardiovascular exercise can do for you.

  • Increased lung capacity for better oxygenation of the blood.
  • Healthier heart pumps more blood with better efficiency.
  • More oxygen rich blood delivered to the cells and organs.
  • Healthier cells and organs means better detoxification of the body.
  • Metabolism increases when the body is properly rid of toxins.
  • Increased metabolism makes weight loss becomes easier, prevents us from getting sick easily and keeps us from becoming easily fatigued during the day.
  • Feeling less fatigued during the day means we have a positive mood enhancement.
  • Mood enhancement gives us better relationships (work and social).
  • Better relationships makes us a happier people.
So, the next time you wonder why you are —or are not —working out, remember the importance of cardiovascular training.

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