Thirty minutes may not seem like a lot of time to fit in a full cardiovascular workout, but depending on the intensity of your workout, it may be all you need to keep burning fat and build your cardiovascular endurance. A method of endurance training, called High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT, is a popular method of burning fat because of its time appeal. When performing intervals, it is advisable to not extend training past thirty minutes due to its high intensity. HIIT is performed by alternating periods of near maximal intensity with periods of moderate to high intensity, such as thirty seconds sprinting followed by one minute of jogging.
Although there is controversy amongst health and fitness experts about the best way to lose weight and what kind of fat loss exercises to do, there is one area where everyone is in agreement. To be effective, any weight loss plan must include burning more calories than have been eaten. Since there is no "one size fits all" approach, a quick search of the Internet will show thousands of different workouts and eating plans. The goal is to find one that you can consistently fit into your schedule and that works for you. This may mean trying a few different methods before finding the right fit. It is not only calories that need to burn, but fat as well because if you just count calories and not fat calories, you may find you are burning muscle.
Aerobic fitness training preferably should improve an individuals oxygen consumption. The workout implies that we breathe deeply enough to incorporate the usage of our respiratory system in such a way that it maintains it. Usually, aerobic fitness training programs are performed for long periods of time to encourage the cardiovascular activity as well as get the blood to provide oxygen to many the different parts of the body. This boosts the function and capacity of some organs. Aerobic exercises entail the gain of the larger muscle groups as an alternative to the smaller ones. Arms and legs are among the muscle groups commonly used in aerobic exercises.
Your aerobic capacity and your cardio conditioning are related because the heart and lungs work together to draw oxygen into the body, to send it out through the bloodstream, and to reprocess it. The cardiovascular system refers to the organs involved in this whole process, and your endurance is a function of your cardiovascular health. The entire heart-lung system is referred to as the cardiopulmonary system. To test the efficiency of your heart and lungs, the trainer will measure your heart rate. Heart rate is fitness-speak for pulse. In other words, the number of times your heart beats each minute. Your resting heart rate is your pulse before you even get out of bed in the morning.
Scientists at the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario, working in collaboration with researchers in Brazil, have used a unique genetically-modified mouse line to reveal a previously unidentified mechanism contributing to heart failure. The study, led by Marco Prado, Robert Gros and Vania Prado of London, Canada and Silvia Guatimosim of Brazil, shows how the decreased release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, a chemical messenger which slows cardiac activity, contributes to heart failure. The study is published online in Molecular and Cellular Biology at http://mcb.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/MCB.00996-09v1 Heart failure affects close to a half million Canadians, often as a result of conditions including coronary disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high alcohol or drug consumption.
Kickboxing is not a 'males only' sport. Women too love kickboxing as they learn to defend themselves in a fun filled way that does wonders to their physical fitness levels. It is a distant remove from the monotonous treadmill running and lifting of weights that keep off women from hitting the gym. Kickboxing is not only engaging, it kicks starts reflexes instantly like no other physical fitness exercise does and keeps energy levels high all through. Bouts carry enough motivation for women to improve their fitness standards and trim the flab. Usually at the kickboxing gyms the staff sees through the paces and ensures that the women don't get hurt.