Cardiovascular training

If you find yourself breathless at relatively low levels of activity, a cardiovascular workout would be beneficial to your heart and lungs.

To be considered cardiovascular, an activity must be rhythmic and continuous over a prolonged period of time (ideally around 20 minutes at a time), such as a brisk walk, jog, swim, bike ride etc.

For improvements in cardiovascular fitness, a minimum of three 20-minute sessions each week is recommended, although you can train as often as you like.

Incorporating music can help you get into the workout groove and fend off boredom.