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Good Cardio Workouts
By: Gary Gresham
Adding good cardio workouts into your life is an excellent way to get your weight under control and get healthier. Adding heart healthy regular exercise offers you the health benefits of weight control, lowering your cholesterol, lowering your blood pressure and many other benefits.

The hard part of starting a good cardio workout is in the beginning. If you will make yourself workout at least three times a week for 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time for a month, you will feel much better overall. This includes your mood, energy levels, and health.
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A good cardio workout will get your heart rate up enough to burn calories, rev your metabolism, increase your heart function, while decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol.

All of these health benefits of a cardio exercise program can work together to make your body run more efficiently. Regular exercise is very important to keep your body running in top shape.

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This can include walking, running, aerobic exercise, interval training, spinning, or anything else that gets your heart into the targeted zone. The target heart rate gives you a gauge to determine whether or not you are exercising hard enough to give you the maximum results.

To determine whether you are working in the targeted zone take your pulse halfway through your exercise routine. Then take the number 220 and subtract your age.

If you are working at around 70% of that number then you are in the targeted zone for maximum results. If you are substantially above that number then you may need to decrease your pace a little.

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