Also known as aerobic exercises, these activities allow the body to use oxygen more efficiently and provide maximum benefits to the heart, lungs and circulatory system.
According to the Texas Heart Institute, any exercise that raises heart rate to a level where it is still possible to talk and starts to sweat a little is considered an aerobic exercise. Hiking, jogging, swimming or cycling are an example of this.
Tips before moving
Whenever you decide to start a physical activity, and depending on your age and physical condition, it is advisable to consult your doctor.
Cardiologists say that a minimum of 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, three or four days a week is enough to maintain a good physical condition.
However, if you want to lose weight, you should do some kind of minimal aerobic exercise for 45 minutes, four or six days a week.
According to specialists, an ideal cardiovascular exercise program starts with five to 10 minutes of preheating, which includes gentle movements, which increase the heart rate of the practitioner.
Little by little, and without too much fatigue, get into practice for 20 minutes or more of some cardiovascular exercise (aerobic gymnastics, treadmill trotting or outdoor walking), to achieve what is called heart rate training.
This is a guideline that helps to measure the fitness level of each person before starting an exercise program, as well as their progress during and after exercise. It also indicates the intensity with which it should be practiced.