Why We Should Still Do Cardio

In today’s society, going for a run or taking a bike ride is dismissed for weights. This is due to the change in dynamic within the industry. So, we are writing a blog for our long lost friend cardio. We look at research which looks at the positive impacts cardio can bring to a workout, and why we should continue to do it.

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Strengthens You

To begin with, by completing cardiovascular workouts, it is more likely that you body will increase its blood flow and therefore give the muscles more energy [1]. As a result, this will therefore will allow for better workout performances [1].

Helps Regulate Blood Sugar

It has been indicated by research, that by completing some form of cardiovascular will regulate insulin and lower blood sugar [2]. Allowing to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes [2]

Reduces Stress

Moreover, by completing a run or bike ride, there are endorphins which are released [3]. This helps you feel good after completing cardio [3].

Increases Heart Health

Finally, by having you heart work at a higher rate, it is likely that it keep it safe and therefore will be able to keep you healthier [3].

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[1] U.S.News, 2016. Should you even bother with cardio. Retrieved from: https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/2016-03-25/should-you-even-bother-with-cardio

[2] Healthline, 2018. What are the benefits of Aerobic Exercise. Retrieved from: https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/benefits-of-aerobic-exercise

[3] Clark, S.,2019. 5 Great Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise. Retrieved from: https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/5-great-benefits-of-cardiovascular-exercise.html

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