View Full Version : Cardiovascular Exercises and Weight Loss
05-23-2005, 04:43 AM
janemorris here. I am 20 year old suffering from over weight problem. Few days back I have visited a site http://www.hateweight.com. Cardiovascular Exercises site is very well Explained by this site .according to this site Cardiovascular Exercises is very helpful in Burn calories. But I am still confuse About this Exercise. Is there any side effect of this Exercise and how can be this Exercise useful for heart diseases. what are the guideline for this Exercise
Pls suggest some new tips me for this Exercise.
05-23-2005, 04:54 AM
I don't know where you live but where I'm from the recomendations are at least 30 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activities per day (they even say that it don't have to be 30 minutes at the same time, you could do 10 min morning, 10 min mid-day and 10 min in the evening).
Side-effects? Hmmm... I'm not aware of any negative side-effects. You might get sore the first times... you could hurt yourself if you overdo it. So start easy and build it up. Listen to your body and stop when it hurts. It might be a good idea to consult your doctor before starting a new exercise routin if you are nervous. Positive side-effects are many, weightloss, better mood, better lungcapacity etc etc etc.
I'm not a specialist in heart diseases and how the heart works but I would imagine that since the heart is a muscle and it gets a good workout from cardiovascular exercises that it makes it stronger so that it has a better chance against diseases...?
06-09-2005, 08:43 AM
cardio makes the heart stronger there are no side effects in that regard. after someone has heart surgery etc.... what do they make them do in cardio rehab.... cardio!!! they start small and work up to 30 - 45 min. obviously if you have bad knees stay away from a treadmill and do somthing low impact ie eliptical machine, recumbant bike, swimming, etc.
07-03-2005, 05:26 PM
I just found this forum, but I thought I'd answer this older post. I think when you are starting to do cardio exercise, the best thing to do is to pick a cardio exercise that you will enjoy doing each day. And if you haven't exercised in a while, start slowly then build your time, speed and distance over time. A little bit of exercise is better than none.
One of the ways that I incoporated cardio exercise into my life was to make it a part of going to and from work. I would ride the bus from my house then walk from the downtown stop to work - about 1.5 miles, then do the same in the afternoon.
Then I started to ride my bike to work 10 miles each way and try to do that 3-4 times a week. If I use my bike to get to work, I can't tell myself halfway through the ride that I'm tired. I can't as I have to get to work.
There was a study done http://www.mercola.com/2005/jul/2/walking_calories.htm that showed "Even modest physical efforts can prove beneficial to weight loss. Leisurely distance walking, coupled with low-impact cardiovascular activity, appears to be a recipe for success among obese people looking to get into shape." I don't know if this applies to you or not.
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