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What is cardio?

Cardio is short for cardiovascular, which refers to the heart. Cardiovascular exercise is exercise that elevates your heart rate for a period of time. Another name for it is aerobic exercise. The most common type of cardio exercsie is running or jogging, which keeps your heart rate up and usually has no to minimal breaks for an extended period of time. Cardiovascular exercise has a large list of health benefits associated with it. Some of those reasons are as follows: -It strengthens the heart -It strengthens the lungs and increases lung capacity -It boosts the metabolism, burns calories, and helps you lose weight -It helps reduce stress -It increases energy -It promotes restful sleep Cardio is an excellant thing to put into your daily routine. Not only will it make you feel better physically, you will reap the benefits mentally and emotionally. Exercise releases endorphins which make you happy, and happy people don't murder their husbands. Some easy cardio exercises are: -Running -Jogging -Swimming -Biking -Jumping Rope -Jumping Jacks Any of those are easy, and some are even fun! You just have to find one that fits your style.
 
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