Benefits of Cardio

By: Chasady Minnifield

Our bodies are made to move. With that being said, there are several ways to get your heart pumping by cardio. Whether it’s by walking, running, riding a bike, swimming, rowing, or doing aerobic workouts. These are all different types of workouts that are used to raise your heart rate. Cardio is beneficial in so many ways. Some of the benefits are weight loss, increased bone density, reduce stress, reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce depression and anxiety, increases confidence, and improves sleep.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that cardio should be done at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes for moderate intensity or 3 days a week for 20 minutes for vigorous intensity.

There are many machines that are located in the Wellness Center that can help you see the benefits of cardio workouts. Whether it’s the treadmill, elliptical, or bike. But what if you don’t like using the machines? You could sprint or walk around our awesome track located on the second floor in the Wellness Center. Find a cardio workout that you like and stick to it. Plan the days of the week that you would like to incorporate your cardio workouts into your schedule.

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.