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Before walking out of our homes we make sure we look our best:  we groom ourselves, we pick our favorite clothes, in part defining who we are and who we want others to believe we are. Maintaining a healthy and fit body should be part of this definition.  The cardiovascular system, i.e. the heart and lungs, are the essential parts of your health and well-being.  The benefits of Cardio Exercise are stronger heart and lungs, increased bone density, reduced stress and reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.  Cardio will help you lose cellulite tissue all over you body.  You can't target the areas where you want to lose it the most, but you’ll lose cellulite cells from all over your body. 

In all cases before you endeavor in new physical activity you should consult with a physician and get a check-up.  Once you've done that, the first and albeit most important step is to decide what kind of activities you'd like to do.  If you like the outdoors, running,

cycling, hiking or walking are all good choices. If you like the gym, you'll have access to stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, treadmills, rowing machines.  The treadmill is the most versatile of the machines as you can speedwalk, run, jog, increase and decrease the incline.  For those of you who prefer to exercise at home, there's always the latest Celebrity DVD's--just about anything is acceptable as long as it gets your heart rate into your "Target Heart Rate Zone".   A minimum of 20 minutes to between 45-60 minutes is the recommended time you should spend on cardio.  If you find committing difficult at first, start by going for 5 minutes, then every time you exercise add one or two more until you've reached at least 20--exercise in all it's forms is about baby steps, the hardest part being to get started.  Take your time, pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative, and in no time you'll be looking and feeling better.

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