How Cardiovascular Exercises helps you

How Cardiovascular Exercises helps you

As we know exercise is very important for us, Let me highlight the benefits of exercise especially cardiovascular exercises.

Cardiovascular exercise also means aerobic exercise which involve the supply of oxygen to the muscles; It also increases the heart rate higher than the normal rate. It involves the use of large muscles like the leg muscles.

Yes i agree, these exercises do burn calories and can be useful for weight maintenance but it also provides many other benefits.

  • It increases the lung capacity and the heart rate and voila you can climb stairs without huffing and puffing.
  • It boosts your metabolism so you are burning calories even when not exercising.
  • Increases your immunity so helps you to keep sickness away.
  • It delays aging and keeps us young and supple.
  • It helps to keep away diseases of the heart and Diabetes and many other diseases.
  • It increases your blood circulation and keeps you glowing.

Its a feel-good routine where all the stress evaporates away and rejuvenates one’s self.

After all the hard work you will feel better, look better, you’ll be more confident, you’ll live longer, live healthier.

If you start including cardiovascular exercise in your routine, then you become a more flexible,healthier,younger and stronger individual.

Cardiovascular exercise involve walking and jogging on the treadmill, aerobics and dances like salsa, use of steppers and elepticals and swimming are very beneficial.

So lets run to save our heart and become an all time calorie burner machine.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

4 Replies to “How Cardiovascular Exercises helps you”


    There are many misconceptions about exercise and its effect upon the heart. One hears very often these three words “Exercise is harmful”. This is sheer nonsense. There is no evidence to support this contention. The old adage “Don’t chew more than you could bite” holds good here also. Exercise, approproate to the age and physical condition , continued through one’s lifespan willl certainly help one to reduce the possibility of heart and blood vessel diseases. Of course, in the case of heart or coronory disease , exercise in mild form is recommended as part of the recuperative phase by the concerned doctor, and one has to follow strictly his advice. There are evidences, also to show that exercise is beneficial to the function of the cardio-vascular system.

    A cautionery note is required here to advise persons over thirty-five years of age and anyone who suspects that there may be something wrong with their heart. They sbould have a thorough medical examination before starting an exercise programme.


    A healthy heart can obtain many benefits from a good Physical exercise programme.

    Research has shown:-

    that the heart of a trained person has a smaller acceleration of pulse rate under stress, and that it returns more rapidly to its normal rate afterwards than that of an untrained person;

    that it pumps more blood per beat at rest, and that it can pump more during exercise;

    that it has more richly developed small blood vessels supplying the heart muscles with blood and that it functions more efficiently.

    An efficient cardio-vascular system means a better supply of food and oxygen to the muscles ( as blood is the carrier of these items) and a quicker recuperation after exertion , be it work, play or exercise.

  3. 1. If walking is good for your health, the Postman would be immortal

    2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water & is still fat.
    3. A rabbit runs & hops all day & only lives for 15 years.
    4. A tortoise doesn’t run, does nothing…yet lives for 300 years.

  4. I want to lose weight and stay fit at 40

    May I know if it works towards my wish of loosing weight and stay fit to climb stairs of sixteen flights three times in the morning and at least two as minimum in the afternoon.

    I have also increased taking green veggies like cucumber, jalopene , avos which i eat raw and sizzled with black pepper.
    Water is also part of the program as I become more thirsty during and after my body work out.

    Please advice

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