Cardiovascular exercises are basically meant to Maintain your heart rate.Cardiovascular exercises are utmost important to reduce your weight but again they should be done with some instructions which are summed below:
1. Start by determining your maximum heart rate. I suggest the following formula:
220 minus your age = estimated maximum heart rate.
Take the estimate and multiply by appropriate intensity (this will vary between 50% and 90% depending on your physical condition).
Example – 50 year old female starting a cardiovascular fitness program after 10 years of activity
220 – 50 = 170 (maximum heart rate). 170 X 50% (suggested target rate based on starting condition) = 85. On a 45 minute walk the target heart rate should be around 85 for at least 20 minutes.
Important: Monitor your heart rate during exercise. 2. After eating wait for 1 to 2 hours before exercising.
3. Always wear suitable clothing and foot wear before starting any exercise.
4. Injury to health may occur due to excessive or incorrect exercise.That is why i recommend Heart rate monitor to wear during your cardiovascular exercises.