Light Cardio Exercises

Walking, elliptical, stationary bike and Light jogging are considered light aerobic exercises:

At Ultimate Results, we can create an easy cardio program for you to get you started. It is very important to start with a light cardio program if you have not been active for any duration of time. Light aerobic exercises are a great way to build an aerobic base and that can be improved in short period of time. Light aerobic exercises for 45-60 minutes a day between 50-65% of the max heart rate will improve your fitness base. All of our clients get a heart rate monitor so they can have safe, quality cardio sessions.

Physical exercise doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk or a light jog can help you live a healthier life. Any daily light physical activity can help you maintain your current weight, prevent or control various conditions, including Type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even depression. The act of walking and light jogging literally makes you feel better due to cascades of healthy chemicals it produces in your body and brain.

Walking and light jugging promote the production of hormones such as serotonin, BDNF, norepinephrine, glutamate and gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in the brain. These hormones nourish the neurons at cellular level and create feeling of wellness. With the presence of excess body fat, muscles build up resistance to insulin, which exacerbates the fat build up and restricts the production of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). According to a University of Michigan study, a single session of exercise completely reverses insulin resistance the next day.

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For most individuals, walking and light jogging are low-intensity, non-weight bearing, and fat-burning exercises. Any low intensity exercise drives up free tryptophan in the bloodstream, which is a necessary ingredient for the creation of mood-stabilizing serotonin. Consequently, walking or light jogging a great stress reliever. Walking and light jogging also change the distribution of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), norepinephrine and dopamine.

What makes light cardio exercises extremely beneficial is that they are not difficult or intimidating. At the same time, non-impact exercise is a safe way to build one’s strength without the risk of injury. Light cardio exercises are also beneficial you if you have sustained injury or surgery, as it will not present additional danger. Besides strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system, light exercise is a great method to burn unwanted calories and excess body fat.

Ultimate Results trainers and staff are cognizant that no one is a born athlete. Our trainers have the knowledge to help you build up your strength step by step, to making you stronger, increasing your endurance, and improving your overall health.

Choose the proper cardio that works for you:

Moderate Cardio Exercise

High Intensity Interval Training

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