Frequently Asked Questions
How To Improve Cardiovascular Fitness?
Running is not only way to become more fit. Any movement that gets your heart rate up and makes you breathe harder will increase your fitness level.
Some suggestions include dancing, swimming, biking,or rowing. The most important thing is to choose something you like and stick with it.
Do I Need a Sports Drink?
Chances are that You don’t need a sports drink. Unless you’re going to be doing aerobic activities for more than an hour, sports drinks don’t help you.
Water is a great choice for staying hydrated. Just remember to drink it!
Why should I exercise?
There are a number of reasons, both short term and long term, to engage in physical activity.
In the short term, physical activity can help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, control weight, and promote psychological well-being.
In the long term, physically active people have a lower risk of dying prematurely and of developing diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer. It also helps to build healthy bones, muscles, and joints to prevent injuries.
How hard do I have to work to increase my fitness level?
If you’re healthy you can improve your cardiovascular fitness by staying in a heart rate zone of 55-90% of your maximum heart rate. Your maximim heart rate can be estimated by subtracting your age from 220.
Depending on your current fitness level, choose a target heart rate that is comfortable for you. Another easy test to find out if you’re working hard enough is called the “talk test.”
You want to be working hard enough that you can’t sing, but not so hard that you can’t talk.
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