Aerobic Exercise Benefits
exercise, also referred to as cardiovascular
exercises, are those workouts that get your heart pumping within your
heart rate zone.
As you perform cardio routines,
moving your arms and legs with a rhythmic movement that allows your
to pump blood and oxygen to all parts of your body.
strengthens your heart, burns calories and burns fat.
are many different types of aerobics so your workout
routine will never get boring.
Many activities you may perform
daily could be
considered cardiovascular exercises.
Things like mowing the lawn, walking
or even going up and down the stairs to do laundry.
get the benefit from aerobics, you want to try incorporating a
structured workout routine that includes activities such as walking,
running, swimming, bicycling, dancing or some form of high activity
Benefits of Aerobic Exercise
are so many benefits of aerobic exercise. It not only helps burn
calories and fat, which in turn helps you lose weight, but it can
reduce and minimize risks to so many medical conditions.
By adding just 30 minutes of aerobics 3 to 4
times a week, you can help
minimize medical risks and diseases such as;
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
Additionally, you can benefit from aerobic exercise by;
- Recuding risk of obesity
- Improved immune system
- Improved circulation
- Increased Stamina
- Improved Alterness
- Strengthen Heart Muscle
- More Energy
Fat Burning Benefits of Aerobics
If you are
looking to lose weight and burn fat then aerobic exercises are one of
best ways to accomplish this. With a cardio
only are you getting the medical benefits of reducing risks of certain
diseases, you will be burning calories and fat.
Low to medium
impact cardio workouts burn approximately 60% of fat of the total calories
burned during exercise
This means that if you did
a brisk walk for
and burned approximately 250 calories you would be burning 150 fat
The total number of calories you burn will depend on
your age, gender, weight and activity. The best way to see
many calories you burned during exercise is to use an interactive
Although the low to medium intense cardio workouts
bring you a higher percent of fat
burned, they also give you a lower
total calories burned.
With higher impact cardio workouts
can actually burn more calories, and approximately 35% of this would be
fat used for energy.
So, depending on the total calories
you may get a higher fat burn with the high impact aerobics.
However, you need to ensure you can last the full duration at this high
intense level to get the most out of your fat
Types of Aerobics Exercise
planning your weekly exercise routine, you should always plan for both
aerobic and strength training exercises to get the most out of your
Be sure to make your cardio workouts varied and
fun. By adding variety, you will be more likely to stick to
There are several
different types of cardio workouts.
You can purchase DVD’s
combine both aerobic and strength training. You can go for a
Running is a great aerobic exercise but takes
training and dedication.
If you want to give it a try here's an article
beginning runner from a site dedicated to running.
Additionally, you could join a gym
their training machines such as the treadmill or elliptical
machines or purchase your own equipment.
Another way to mix
up with aerobic and anaerobic exercises are to try high
training, or circuit
of the downfalls of some aerobics are the impact to your body’s joints;
especially the knees. If you have soreness in your joints or
past the age of 40, like me, then try doing some aerobics that are
friendlier on the joints.
One of my favorite joint
friendly exercises is water
brisk walk instead of running or
use an elliptical machine instead of the treadmill.
treadmill, keep it at a brisk walk and use the incline to get the
benefit of a challenging workout.
Listening to music while you walk is a great energizer and makes it
Here's a great article on walking music that will help you
select the right sounds for your walk.
A great alternative to walking is to get out your bike. Biking for
exercise gives you all the benefits of aerobic exercise plus
you get to enjoy the weather without stressing your joints.
of what type of cardio workout you choose, you should aim to do at
least 30 minutes of cardio exercises at least 3 to 4 times a
will help minimize the risk of certain diseases as well as the benefits
of losing weight.
To find out how you can benefit from aerobic
exercise be sure to check out this article on the health benefits of
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of Strength Training
Strength training are workouts that add resistance in order to build
lean muscle mass. The more lean muscles you have the higher your metabolism. This means
you burn more calories.
Walking is a great cardiovascular workout. Your walk can be brisk and
energized or it can be more casual.
Anaerobics go beyond just strength training. With a high intense
workout, your body begins to switch from using oxygen to using up your