Cardiovascular exercise is exercise that noticeably increases your heart rate and breathing. It 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 involves the continuous rhythmic movement of your large muscle groups such as walking, jogging, biking, and swimming.
Cardiovascular exercise is often called “cardio” for short.
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