Cardiovascular Training And Health And Wellbeing

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Cardiovascular Training
Cardiovascular (CV) fitness or endurance is how efficient your body is at taking in oxygen and putting it to use. The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart, blood, and blood vessels through which blood travels around the body. Aerobic exercise is a key element in CV training. Aerobic simply means “with oxygen”, this type of activity includes things such as swimming, dancing, walking, jogging and cycling (Bushman, 2011). Essentially aerobic activities are exercises where large muscles are moving in a rhythmic way for a sustainable period of time (“Active Adults”, 2015).
Benefits of CV Fitness
CV Fitness is an important element in overall health and wellbeing. Adults that are physically active are healthier than those who are inactive and are less likely to develop many chronic diseases. Those who follow the guidelines of frequency, intensity, time and type of CV fitness are at lower risk of premature death, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some mental illnesses (“Active Adults”, 2015). It is found that adults who exercise regularly have hearts that gradually adapt to the activity rates and the heart increases in strength and size thus improving CV health. Aerobic activity aids in clearing fatty deposits from the walls of some vessels, this slows down the process of atherosclerosis (Marieb et al., 2014). Atherosclerosis is basically an accumulation of fatty deposits in inner linings of some arteries which blocks blood flow…
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