Being physically active & staying involved in a normal exercise routine is essential to a healthy heart & achieve maximum life expectancy. Numerous studies have concluded that exercise can reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease and strokes.
According to an article by the American Heart Association in Feb 2014, it is recommended to include 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise OR 75 minutes of vigorous of exercise, or a combination of the two. To break down these minutes, it's ideal to be engaged in activity for 30 minutes at day, 5 times per week.
Lowering your LDL (low density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol), lowering your resting heart rate, and lowering your blood pressure is just a few of many benefits that is linked to cardiovascular training. Additionally, the lungs will naturally increase oxygen consumption during training, which will circulate to the brain & other major organs and systems throughout the body. And the endgame? All of these changes in the body has been linked to one major outcome: WEIGHTLOSS.
So yes, cardio is a BIG deal and should be just one of the many exercise routines used in your everyday lives.