Photo: cocker spaniel Archie doing some cardio.
When done regularly cardio (or aerobic exercise) has many benefits for heart health, lung capacity, digestion, bone density, range of motion, mood improvement and more. If you have any medical conditions please consult your physio/GP before choosing an aerobic exercise.
Here are some reasons you might choose a certain type:
Easiest for a lot of people to integrate into their day
Extra sunshine benefits when the weather is nice
Can be meditative and calming
Social walk with a friend option
More intensity & challenge than walking
Running improvements make most sports easier
Endorphins aka "runner's high"
Low impact, easier on the lower back, knees and feet
Good option for people with arthritis or other painful conditions
Adaptable with a specific pool program from a physio
Good weekend activity or half day trip
Easy for some people to stay in routine when cycling to work & back
Adaptable to fitness level – by getting motorised functions on the bike
Or HIIT classes, fast flowing yoga etc
Quick 30-40 minutes for a high amount of exercise accomplished
Great indoors option for all year round – don’t need to find an alternative during winter
Added strengthening & muscle toning benefit
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