What is cardio?

Cardio is the short form of cardiovascular. So, we can talk about cardio. What is cardio? Cardio is a type of condition when your heart rate is above 50% than the normal heart rate it means you are in the zone of cardio.

For example: A normal heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute suppose your heart rate is 80 and 50% of 80 is 40 it means your heart rate is 120 beats per minute. So you are in the zone of cardio.

Your heart rate goes up to 180 to 190 beats per minute and it totally depends on your intensity of cardio and timing of doing cardio.

 Basically, the cardio exercise for heart your heart involves in this. It increases your brain and lungs functioning. Cardio is best for making your heart younger.

Myths of cardio

Most people say don’t do cardio it effects on your muscle if you do cardio you lost your muscle. But it’s not like that, people say because they have lack of knowledge. It all depends on your nutrition what you eat. In one situation you lost your muscle when you do cardio that is your nutrition. So cardio will not effect on your muscle size if you take good nutrition.

Benefits of cardio

First of all cardio is best for your heart it makes your heart younger and healthier. Cardio prevents all heart diseases.

  1. It increases your brain and lungs functioning.
  2. It increases your flexibility.
  3. It increases your metabolism rate
  4. It boosts your energy level.
  5. It helps to improve your muscle recovery.
  6. It decreases obesity.
  7. It decreases fatigue from your body.

Some cardio exercises you should do:

Cardio exercise which you can do it on your home also it is the plus point for those people who are not able to go to gym but wants to be fit.  And those people who are going to gym then they must do cardio before their workout.

  1. Running
  2. Cycling
  3. Jumping rope
  4. Swimming
  5. Dancing
  6. Kettle bells
  7. Treadmill

Does cardio helps in fat loss:

Yes, cardio helps in fat loss. When you do cardio it helps to burn calories. Now the question is from where the calories burn? It burns from carbs, fat, muscle, and water. If you want to do fat loss then you should remember things which is protein intake is high and you have to cut down the carbohydrates so take low carbs. And also remember one thing in your fat loss programme that your body burn calories from your muscle also if calories burns from your muscle then it effects on your muscle size so take proper diet for your fat loss.

protein foods

Some food for fat loss:

Here we go with some foods which can help you in fat loss. In these foods you will take much protein that your body needs.

  1. Eggs
  2. Chicken
  3. Beans
  4. Lentils
  5. Guava
  6. Peanut butter
  7. Whole grain bread
  8. Nuts
  9. Salmon
  10. Peas
  11. Low fat milk
  12. fruits

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