Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Health Benefits of Aerobic Activities

Exercises are a major part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to move systematically to live a fit, smart and ailment free life. There are a number of exercises that one can perform as per their fitness level and desired results i.e. yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Cardiovascular exercises and a lot more. Aerobic exercise is such fun way to add in your daily routine with a lot of fun activities.

What is Aerobic?

The word aerobic simply means ‘with air’ or ‘with oxygen’ which simply indicates the manner of the workout. An aerobic activity involves all the movements that require a lot of oxygen and also provide a lot of oxygen to our large body muscles. An aerobic activity is the particular repetitive movement in a certain period of time that increases your heart rate. In this regard it also increases the rate of respiration and consequently the oxygen consumption. It is important to know that in order to get the benefits of an aerobic workout one should perform the repetitive task for about 20 to 30 minutes. This duration of continuous activity leads the cardiovascular system and lungs to process and transport oxygen quickly all over the body. Running, cycling, swimming, dancing, climbing and jumping are some of the most known types of Aerobic activities.

Importance of Aerobics

  • Performing the aerobics regularly strengthens the heart muscles. It makes it possible for heart to work more efficiently and pump large amount of blood with each stroke.

  • They assist in increasing the oxygen level in blood and to transport it throughout the body efficiently. Aerobic exercises help in improving the cardiovascular conditions and also in lowering the blood pressure.

  • Regular aerobics exercises enhance the resistance power and energy levels. They relieve a person via releasing endorphins in the body that help in reducing anxiety and depressive behavior. Aerobics enhances a sense of well being.

  • Aerobic activities are a perfect option to keep the body tones and fit. They assist in toning individual muscle groups and also help in building muscles throughout the body. They particularly stimulate bone growth and reduce the risks of osteoporosis in both, men and women.

  • Aerobic exercises reduce insulin resistance in the body via improving glucose metabolism. This is how the risk of diabetes is minimized. 

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