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In the last blog, we talked about strength training and its incredible benefits. Now is the time to explore why cardio fitness is vital to our health. Read three reasons why you should not skip your cardio workout.

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1. Cardiovascular health

What determines good stamina - good cardio fitness? Well, let's look at the case more closely. One of the essential tasks of the heart, bloodstream, and lungs is to ensure that working muscles and organs get enough oxygen. In short, more your muscle can consume oxygen, the better your cardiovascular fitness is.

Regular cardio workouts may reduce many serious illnesses. For example, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure. Great cardio fitness also helps in the fight against the arterial disease. Your rest pulse is lower, the arteries are elastic, and the heart volume is higher.

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2. Overall well-being

Do you get out of breath fast while climbing up the stairs? Are you often feeling tired when running your daily errands? Good news is that regular cardio exercises boost your everyday well-being. Often we think that strenuous sports will lower our energy level. But, in the long run, you will gain better energy-level as your cardiovascular fitness gets better.

Are you planning to start exercising? You are ready to begin to do more cardio workouts? I highly recommend using a heart rate monitor. Fitness tracker helps you to exercise at the right level, and so your progress is guaranteed!

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3. Better sleep

Did you know that regular exercise improves sleep quality and duration? Aerobic exercises not only speeds up you to fall asleep. But cardio workout actually, also extends the period of the REM sleep, deep sleep phase. Therefore if you suffer from sleep problems, sporting is an excellent way to improve your sleep quality.

Thus, take note that laborious physical exercise that is close to your bedtime can make you actually feel more refreshed. In that case, falling asleep may be more difficult. Before going to bed, it is advisable to stay in more comfortable sports such as walking or stretching.

We can do this! x Teija

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