Cardio Essay by Machenna Blair

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Cardio Essay
Cardiovascular fitness is very important for us. It is the ability of our heart to do various activities like sports or everyday living. One of the benefits of cardiovascular fitness is that it makes a lot of things so much easier.
One type of exercise that we do is called aerobics. Activities that are aerobic force the body to use a large amount of oxygen for a period of time. This is good because your heart will get used to this stress and be pumping at a slower pace because it is more efficient and stronger than before which will affect your pulse. Your pulse is the pressure of the blood on the artery wall as your heart beats. You can check your pulse with you carotid artery; the carotid artery is located in your neck on both the right and left side. People who are cardiovascularly fit have a pulse rate that goes up like everyone else; but the time for it to return to normal is a lot faster than someone who is not as cardiovascularly fit. This is called the recovery time.
The reason cardiovascular fitness is good for us is because,not only does it keep us physically fit, it prevents us from contracting things like heart disease atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease where there is a buildup of fatty deposits on the inner walls of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is usually caused by inactivity, obesity or it could be of hereditary inheritance (passed down from generations).
In my opinion, I am cardiovascularly fit because…