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🌸Move More in March🌸 ⚡️Beginners Basics Cardio Exercises

Does walking count as cardio?

Yes, walking can be considered a form of cardio exercise. It may not be as intense as running or other high-impact activities, but brisk walking can still elevate your heart rate and provide cardiovascular benefits.

To get the most cardiovascular benefit from walking, it is recommended to aim for a moderate to brisk pace where you are walking fast enough to increase your heart rate and breathing rate, but still able to carry on a conversation. You can gradually increase your pace and distance over time to challenge your cardiovascular system and improve your fitness level.

It is important to note that the intensity and duration of your walking workout will determine its cardiovascular benefits. Walking casually around your house or office may not provide the same level of cardiovascular benefits as brisk walking for an extended period of time.

How many minutes cardio a day for beginners?

For beginners, it is recommended to start with at least 20-30 minutes of cardio exercise per day, gradually building up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity cardio per week.

It is recommended that adults aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity cardio exercise per week, spread out over at least three days. This can be broken down into 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days of the week.

However, it is important to start slowly and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your cardio workouts to avoid injury and build endurance. Listen to your body and adjust your workout intensity and duration accordingly.

If you are new to exercise, it is a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or certified personal trainer to help you develop a safe and effective cardio exercise program.

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