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Aerobic exercises

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Aerobic exercise is any rhythmic activity that uses large muscle groups and makes your heart and lungs work harder than at rest. Choose an aerobic activity that you enjoy and move your way to a healthier life.

  

What are aerobic exercises? 

 

 

Aerobic exercise is any rhythmic activity that uses large muscle groups and makes your heart and lungs work harder than at rest. Choose an aerobic activity that you enjoy and move your way to a healthier life. These are some of the activities that you can go for:

  • Bicycling

  • Aerobic Dance

  • Running

  • Stair Climbing

  • Swimming

  • Jumping Rope

  • Fitness Walking

 

Aerobic exercises

 

 

Why should you go for aerobic exercises? 

Aerobic exercises are great for you irrespective of your age, weight, or stamina. Regular aerobic activity will make you stronger and more energetic. Here are 10 ways in which aerobic activity will work for you and add a zing to your life.

  • Keep you in good shape. Along with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise helps you shed those extra kilos for good.

  • Do wonders for your stamina. When you start off, you may feel that they are tiring you out, but as your body adapts, you'll see the difference in your stamina.

  • Make your heart stronger. A stronger heart pumps better, which means better blood flow to all parts of your body.

  • Keep your arteries clear. Aerobic exercise prevent plaque deposit in your arteries by making your good cholesterol (HDL) go up and bad cholesterol (LDL) come down

  • Beat the blues. Aerobic exercises have a mood boosting effect, reduce anxiety and help you relax.

  • Are good for your blood pressure and blood sugar. Aerobic exercises positively affect these two important readings that are so important to your health.

  • Protect you against serious, chronic diseases. Aerobic exercise has been shown to reduce the risk obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke and even some cancers. Weight-bearing aerobic activity, such as walking, protects against osteoporosis.

  • Boost immunity. Aerobic exercises strengthen your immune system and help you keep minor viral illnesses at bay.

  • Keep you raring to go even in your old age. Regular aerobic activity keeps muscles strong and improves your chances to stay fit and agile as you grow older. They have also been shown to be good for your memory.

 

Aerobic exercises are safe for most of us, but sometimes it's important to consult a doctor before you start — especially if you have a chronic illness. It’s great that you have made up your mind to start, but don’t rush into it. Start with some light walking in the morning and in the evening, then gradually increase the duration and speed. It won’t be long before you find yourself doing the 30 minute brisk walk every day, effortlessly — and wow! You will have all the health benefits that it brings to you.

If your health condition does not permit you to undertake aerobic activities, talk to your health provider about a suitable alternative.

 

 

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