Aerobic exercise is a physical exercise of low to high intensity and it depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. Examples of aerobic exercises include cardio machines, spinning, running, swimming, walking, hiking, and aerobics classes, dancing, cross country skiing, and kickboxing. In General, light-to-moderate intensity activities that are sufficiently supported by aerobic metabolism can be performed for extended periods of time.
Physical activities such as walking, jogging, indoor cycling, or aerobic dancing are all examples of aerobic exercise that strengthen the heart and lungs, therefore improving your body’s utilization of oxygen. ..Moderate intensity refers to an activity that will increase your breathing and get your heart beating fast.
Aerobic exercise is the activity that gets your blood pumping and large muscle groups working. It is otherwise known as cardiovascular activity. It includes:
- brisk walking
- heavy cleaning or gardening
- playing soccer
Advantages of Aerobic exercise
- Improves cardiovascular health
This exercise strengthens your heart and helps it more efficiently pump blood throughout the body.
Cardiovascular exercise helps you lower blood pressure, and keep your arteries clear by raising “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and lowering “bad” low-density lipoprotein in the blood.
- Lowers blood pressure
Cardiovascular exercise may also help you manage symptoms of lower blood pressure.
- Helps regulate blood sugar
Regular physical activity helps regulate insulin levels and lower blood sugar; all while keeping body weight in check. For people with type 2 diabetes, any form of movement, either aerobic or anaerobic, may have these effects.
- Reduces asthma symptoms
Aerobic exercise helps people with asthma lessen both the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.
- Reduces chronic pain
If you have chronic back pain, cardiovascular exercise — specifically low-impact activities, like swimming or aqua aerobics
- Aids sleep
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, try cardiovascular exercise during your waking hours.
- Regulates weight
Aerobic exercise alone may hold the power to help you lose weight and keep it off. Cutting calories in addition to aerobic exercise can reduce the amount of exercise needed to lose the same amount of weight.
- Strengthens immune system
When some women had their blood work done before, after, the aerobic exercise at different intervals in the days and weeks, the results showed that regular and moderate aerobic exercise increases certain antibodies in the blood called immunoglobulins. That ultimately strengthens the immune system.
- Improves brain power
Aerobic exercise does the body and brain good.
- Boosts mood
Moving your body may also improve your mood.
- Reduces risk of falls
Falls can lead to broken bones, and potentially create lifelong injuries or disabilities. Exercise may help reduce your risk for falls.
- Safe for most people, including kids
Cardiovascular exercise is recommended for most groups of people, even those who are older or who have chronic health conditions. Even children should get regular aerobic exercise.
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