Cardio exercises are defined as activities that promote high cardiac (heart) rates for a prolonged period in the effort to burn calories. These can range from simple exercises such as brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, a number of sports and more.
Improves heart function and health
Increase in metabolism levels which helps in faster weight reduction
Release of ‘happy’ hormones during these workouts relieves stress
Reduces DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) and restores oxygen rich blood to muscles. This helps in tissue repair and rebuilding, and allows you return to the gym quicker
Incorporate sprinting intervals into your cardio routine to burn more calories
Cardio workouts can be made harder by doing it at an incline
Use your arms – A lot of cardio exercises focus on the legs so swinging your hands while running could simultaneously work them out