Cardiovascular exercise is considered as the most essential fitness program to improve complete fitness, to develop endurance (resistance), and improve blood circulation.
Cardio conditioning is very necessary and also very energetic general fitness exercise to improve general resistance of lungs, heart, and whole cardio respiratory system. It helps in increasing systemic and muscular function and also enables an individual to withstand any activity for longer periods of time.
Doing the treadmill for nearly 20 minutes or riding a stationary bike is not an accurate cardiovascular exercise. The heart rate must be improved with functional movements which includes basic movement practices like squats, bending, lunges, rotational movements, etc. and can be learned from personal fitness trainer.
For aged people who experienced a hip or knee replacement or compression fracture, cardiovascular conditioning (exercises) must be done as early as the first 24 hours of bed rest. This helps in preventing further complications like pneumonia, bed sore, or even muscle atrophy. As they will be in delicate condition, they perform some kind of cardiovascular exercise which involves the use of machines like treadmills, stair climbing machines, weighted pulley system, etc.
Aged people must consult doctor before doing cardiovascular exercise if they suffer from any heart conditions, because some conditions like myocardial infarction, heart attack, or congestive heart failure will not support cardiovascular exercise. People who have blockages in their heart must be very careful in doing any cardiovascular activities and must be done under the supervision of experienced practitioner.
Spending nearly 30 minutes a day for doing exercise for three to four times a week improves the overall general health.
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