Cardiovascular Training – An Integration Tool
Physical Health Benefits
Cardiovascular training is the most important component in fitness training because it has the greatest impact on your overall health. Ultimately, it addresses your ability to absorb oxygen, which is important because diseases such as cancer, cannot live in a oxygenated state.
Your cardiovascular system consists of your heart, which pumps blood to arteries and veins that provide the highway for your blood to travel, and lungs which gathers vital oxygen. The more you train this system, the more efficiently and effortlessly it will work.
For example, you could be sitting in a busy restaurant enjoying dinner with a group of friends. Everyone a the table would have different oxygen levels in their body depending on their cardiovascular fitness level. The fittest person in the room is enjoy their dinner and fighting disease at the same time.
Cardiovascular training is important from a energetic prospective because it integrated and grounds energy into your physical body. As the new energies arrive on the planet to assist us in our personal and collective growth it can leave us spinning. These energies pulls out sometimes gently, and sometimes with great force all those parts of us that need to be examined, healed, reworked and ultimately release. Cardiovascular training will assist you in the process of releasing, grounding and rejigging the energetic puzzle that lies within us all.
How to train your cardiovascular system
Your target heart rate during cardiovascular training should be between 70% and 90% of your max heart rate.
Maximum heart rate formula: 220 - your age
Example: 220 - 40 = 180
In order to see results from your cardiovascular training, you should train three times per week for 20 - 30 minutes.
There are many activities that train your cardiovascular system, such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, and skipping. It is important to chose an exercise you enjoy so you stick with it.