Walking as Cardio Exercise

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How does walking improve your cardiovascular system?

Walking as Cardio Exercise

Exercise to improve the cardiovascular system involves rhythmic, sustained action of the large muscles, usually the legs. Walking qualifies as does running, swimming, skating, biking, rowing, step aerobics, and cross country skiing, among others. Walking farther or faster makes the exercise more effective. Essentially, the heart gets stronger and more efficient by this type of exercise, and circulation is improved.



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