Cardiac exercise is a type of aerobic exercise that is related to lower physical intensity. It basically focuses on increasing the blood-flow and flow and oxygen into the body, which helps in supporting the metabolism. Cardiac exercises usually work best at 60% to 85% of the intensity of the maximum heart rate. This kind of exercise proves to be very productive in the calorie burning process.
It has always been in question if walking is a cardiac exercise. Technically, cardiac exercise is the type of exercise that elevates the heartbeat of a person. So, walking can be considered a cardiac exercise if a person is walking at a decent speed of 4 to 5 miles per hour. Walking is the most natural form of cardiac exercise that does not require any equipment and can be easily done in sync with your day to day routine. Even a person’s daily activities can be tweaked to match their walking needs, like parking a car far from the workplace, using the stairs rather than taking the elevator, and walking to the nearby grocery store rather than driving there.
Cardiac exercise can highly affect a person’s fitness. Also, it is the easiest form of exercise to perform so that you stay fit on a regular basis. The intensity of walking as a cardiac exercise can be easily increased on the treadmill just by adding some incline. If walking doesn’t get you all huffing and puffing, then just increase the speed or add some incline and see the results.
Walking may sound naive to a person as a cardiac exercise but it greatly benefits the cardiovascular system and helps metabolism. Also, while doing this exercise a person is in total control of the intensity and can challenge themselves to get their heart pumping. So, from now on make walking a regular event in your to-do list of daily exercises.
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