Exercise that noticeably increases your heart rate and breathing and involves the continuous rhythmic movement of your large muscle groups. Examples include: walking, jogging, biking, and swimming.
Cardiovascular exercise challenges and strengthens your cardiovascular system.
Cardio = heart
Vascular = blood vessels
The cardiovascular system includes your heart, blood, and the blood vessels that carry blood to and from your heart.
Cardiovascular exercise is often called “cardio” for short.
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