Cardio Fitness

Posted by Rene Harwood on

What is Cardio Fitness ?

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Cardio fitness defined as activity, rhythmic in nature, continuous and uses large muscle groups under low or moderate tension over a long period of time referred to as aerobic exercise. Stamina & Endurance: Aerobic fitness, cardio respiratory fitness ( Heart & Lungs) The ability to take in, transport and utilize oxygen. Maintaining cardiovascular health is important for all individuals who want to improve they're overall fitness and health. Increasing your overall cardio fitness can help you benefit;

  • Mental ability 
  • Physical ability 
  • Weight loss 
  • Diagestive system 
  • Organ Health (heart, lungs etc.)
  • Oxygen transportation around the body 
  • Immune system 
Here are some of the sports and activities that improve your cardio fitness;
  • Running 
  • Rowing 
  • Swimming 
  • Football
  • Rugby 
  • Tennis 
  • Badminton 
  • Hockey 
  • Boxing 
  • MMA
  • Cycling
Recommendations on the frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise required for your specific program will differ from from those for health fitness programs.. The American College of Sport and Medicine (ACSM) recommend that in order for your program to develop cardiovascular fitness you should exercise three to five times per week, at 55% to 90% of your maximum heart rate. For 30-60 minutes per session.