Nov 27, 2012, 01:10 AM

Welcome back everybody your listening to weight loss and the mind “think fit and be fit” I’m your host Tim MacCarrick and I am going to be your path to fitness and weight loss this week once again. Cardiovascular, or aerobic exercise, works all of the large muscle groups in your body. A workout can consist of walking, running, swimming, dancing, cycling. Doing regular cardio exercises not only can help you lose and maintain your weight -- it can also improve your heart health and cut your risk for chronic diseases. Cardio exercises get your heart pumping, and they also burn off those extra calories and fat. When you combine regular workouts with eating right, they can help you keep your weight under control. Performing just a half an hour of aerobic activity most or all days of the week is enough to maintain your current weight. You can break this up into 10-minute increments, and remember that tasks such as mowing the lawn, vacuuming and other household activities can count toward your daily goal. Your heart and cardiovascular health can benefit greatly from regular cardio exercise. Aerobic activities help to lower your blood pressure and prevent heart disease, and they can also improve the health of your vessels and vascular functions, allowing your blood to flow more efficiently throughout your body. If you have had a heart attack, beginning a regular exercise program can reduce your risk of having another, and it may even lower your risk of death by 20 percent to 25 percent, according to the American Heart Association. Thanks for joining us once again, and remember to “Think fit and be fit”