March 11, 2024

is cardio really important?

Your Wellness Secret Weapon: Part 2

Cardiovascular exercise – like what you find in a Body & Soul® Fitness class – is very important for your overall health and wellbeing because the heart is a muscle, and all muscles need to be trained regularly for optimum function.

In case you need convincing, let’s look at a few of the top reasons to power walk, jump on your bicycle for an uphill ride, or make a Body & Soul® Fitness class a top priority. Consistent cardiovascular exercise:

  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Helps you control your body weight
  • Strengthens your muscles
  • Helps protect you from chronic diseases such as diabetes
  • Lowers your stress level
  • Reduces inflammation in your body
  • Combats decline in your brain function and memory

Engaging in a lifestyle that includes regular cardiovascular exercise is the gift you give yourself. Find a group fitness class near you at

by Amy Stafford
Panama City Beach, FL

Amy StaffordAmy Stafford is the President of Body & Soul® Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer, ACE faculty and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She is a leader in the fitness industry and is a popular speaker for women's events, retreats, fitness conferences. For information on booking Amy for your event or for an interview please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Amy currently resides in the Panama City Beach, FL area and teaches virtually.