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Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

There are many health benefits of cardiovascular exercise. It can also have a number of psychological benefits - it can help you feel stronger and more capable, happier, more energetic, etc.

It can burn a lot of calories

One of the benefits of cardiovascular exercise is that it is a good way to burn calories. Still, to lose weight with cardiovascular exercise - you need to do it for longer periods of time and more frequently to lose weight. It is best to try and both decrease your caloric intake and start a cardiovascular exercise program at the same time.

Can raise you metabolic rate

Some studies have shown that with regular cardiovascular exercise your resting metabolic level will increase. This is one way in which it can help you to lose weight.

Decreases Risk of cardiovascular disease

Some research suggests that even just walking 20 minutes, three times a week and can lower your risk of heart diseases

Other resources

Cardiovascular Exercise Principles and Guidelines: Part One - Good luck and enjoy all the wonderful benefits of cardiovascular exercise

Cardio Exercise & Cardio Workouts Safety - a safe and effective cardiovascular exercise program

Discovery Health :: Cardio vs. Weight Training - compare the benefits and risks of the two forms of exercise

Benefits of Physical Fitness - Exercise offers us the opportunity to achieve the benefits of physical

Kick It Up With Cardio Exercise - Are you exercising for the right amount of time to reap the full health benefits of cardiovascular fitness

Exercise Benefits For You - it is well known that exercise benefits your health.

Here are a couple other articles about cardiovascular exercise on this site:

Jane Fonda Exercise DVD's

Cardiovascular Exercise Programs

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