It’s Time for Cardio – Get Your Playlist Ready
There’s a reason why so many people are focused on cardio at the gym. (Not to knock strength training—that’s important, too!) Fitness trainer and running coach Meghan Takacs says that cardio benefits the body, brain, and mental well-being. “Cardio is a really effective way for managing stress—especially right now when so many people are feeling overwhelmed,” she says. One reason for this is because cardio-based exercises—including both the elliptical and running—can release endorphins, known as the “feel good chemicals” in the brain. . . . Regular cardio can help someone maintain good heart health as well as lower their risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health issues.