Simply Social

Thu 27 Jun, 2019

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.

Sign Up Now

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].

Running in Kettering - Run at Simply Gym

Make sure to pop down to your local Simply Gym and see what we have to offer! Memberships starting from just £16.99. Within the membership includes: All classes included; Free parking; Large Weights and Cardio Area and much much more!

 

Sign Up Now

References

[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