Tagged: Cardiovascular Fitness

Cardiovascular fitness schedule 0

Cardiovascular fitness schedule

It has been proven conclusively that if you spend a few minutes every day exercising you will do your heart a whole lot of good. Even 20 minutes of exercise on at least 3-4 days in a week is more than enough to improve cardiovascular fitness, burn calories and tone up your body.
What are the various exercises one can do to improve the cardiac fitness?
1. Riding a stationary bike: Pedal with medium resistance and gradually increase the speed and resistance.
2. Walk on a treadmill: Take rapid and long strides and aim to attain a speed of 4.5 miles per hour. Ten minutes into the workout increase the incline.
3. Run on a treadmill: Begin with walking, after 3 minutes run for a minute and then again return to a slow run rhythm for 1 minutes followed by a one-minute run.

Pilates – The new fitness kid on the block!! 0

Pilates – The new fitness kid on the block!!

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, a German sports enthusiast. Pilates is a new fitness method that works by strengthening the deeper postural muscles, builds strengths from inside without adding bulk and gets the body into perfect alignment. It tends to reshape the body improving the posture, and is a great way to relieve stress and tension. What are the benefits of Pilates?

1. Better posture.
2. Greater flexibility.
3. Greater strength and muscle tone.
4. Flatter stomach and trimmer waist.
5. Increased joint mobility.
6. Lesser incidences of low back pain.
7. Lower stress levels.