Improved Heart Health
The heart is a muscle as well as an organ. Just like any other muscle, in order for it to become strong it must be exercised. If you fail to exercise it, it will weaken over time. It's a universal law, what you don't use, you lose. By getting the heart pumping at a faster rate on a regular basis, you will keep it healthy and strong. The stronger the myocardium or 'heart muscle' the more efficient the heart is at pumping blood around the body.
The more you do cardiovascular exercise, the more your metabolic rate increases. High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is one of the best ways to increase your metabolism and as it only takes around 15 minutes, it can easily be slotted into a busy lifestyle, taking away the excuse, 'I don't have time'. If you're serious about getting fitter, you'll find the time. If not, you'll find an excuse.
Low intensity cardio can decrease recovery time. Just a 5 minute jog at the end of a workout is enough to cool down your body and reduce muscle soreness and the dreaded DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
Regular cardio will increase your muscles ability to utilise glucose. Also it will give you better control over your blood sugar leaving you with less sugar peaks and troughs. Exercise can be medicine.
Releases feel good hormones or endorphins, which helps ease symptoms of depression and fatigue as well as releasing hormones that decrease the appetite. This means less hunger pangs and more positive vibes!
So ditch the excuses and grab those trainers! You don't need fancy equipment to get fit, you just need to be willing to begin. Health and fitness can start with a 10 minute jog every morning before breakfast. It's really that easy!