Tag Archives: cardio

  • I’ll Huff, and I’ll Puff, and I’ll be Out of Shape No More!

    It is time to save the huffing and puffing for the big bad wolf. Let’s learn about cardio!

    Q: What is cardio?

    A: Cardio is any type of activity that gets your heart rate up above its resting rate.

    Q: Is there a benefit to cardio workouts?

    A: Cardio workouts strengthen the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system consists of your heart and blood vessels. A stronger cardiovascular system pumps more blood throughout your body and to your heart, which creates better circulation of oxygen and nutrients. It is important to remember the heart is a muscle that needs exercised and strengthened. A stronger heart pumps more blood, leading to a healthier you.

    Q: Do you have to run for cardio exercise? Continue reading

  • Welcome to the World of Training

    Depending on who you ask, the human body has between 640 and 800 muscles. That’s a lot of real estate when it comes to the world of fitness. While we all have the same muscles, what we aspire to do with them varies wildly.

    Your fitness routine will look very different if you are training for a competitive 10k than if you are trying to hoist 315 on the bench. Your weight lifting programs and diet will differ if you are going out for the swim team than if you’re going out for football. Maybe you want to begin doing yoga to help reduce lower back pain, or maybe you strive to walk for 20 minutes three times a week. Continue reading

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