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Updated 07 August 2015

What is aerobic or cardiovascular training?

Aerobic or cardiovascular exercises or training is the corner stone of a fitness programme to improve fitness levels.

Aerobic or cardiovascular exercises or training is the corner stone of a fitness programme to improve fitness levels.

By starting off with walking, you may soon feel strong enough to start running even though you didn’t plan to be so adventurous. So be realistic and practical in choosing the right fitness programme, but a good self-challenge may lead to unexpected surprises.

How will you know that you’re getting fitter?

  • Your resting pulse rate (measured first thing in the morning after waking up) will start decreasing. By logging your resting pulse rate every morning, you will be able to observe your progress.
  • Your pace (time of aerobic exercise in minutes divided by the distance in km) will decrease. You will be able to exercise more and longer at a faster pace! Log your time and distance of aerobic exercise after every session.
  • You won’t be so out of breath when you go shopping, go hiking, or do every day chores.
  • You’ll feel better.
 
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