Getting cardio exercise into your daily routine has tremendous health benefits. Not only can it keep you at a good weight and in shape, but it can help with other areas of the body as well. It helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Getting your heart pumping is important, and cardio exercise will definitely do that. It can also increase your muscle mass, reduce your risk of osteoporosis, and improve blood cholesterol levels. This is just the beginning. Going for a walk or a run can drastically improve your concentration and even your mood. This type of exercise helps release endorphins in your body that make you happier. You may also find that your appetite is reduced when you do cardio—a bonus for managing your weight over time.
According to Dr. Mitchell Wachtel, cardio is one of the most important things you can do for your health. For more information or to schedule an appointment in our North Andover, MA office, call (978) 794-8406.