Healthy living depends on exercise that will increase your heart rate and keep it steady throughout your exercises, known as your target heart rate. Proper cardiovascular exercise requires maintaining your target hear rate for a specified period of time. Calculate your target heart rate here.
Cardiovascular exercise has several great benefits:
- It’s a great way to burn calories
- Strengthens the heart
- Increases lung capacity
- Helps reduce the risk of heart attack, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Manage diabetes by forcing your muscles to use glucose and control blood sugar
- It makes you feel good
- Improves hormonal profile which eases symptoms of depression and fatigue
- Reduces stress
Every person has a different level of fitness. Let Dr. Carlson work with you on the best way to get started with an exercise program that is right for you.