Aerobic exercises are those which move the heart rate into the "training zone" (60 to 80 percent of the body's maximum heart rate) and improve the body's circulation and respiratory rate. Aerobic exercise is based by oxygen and it is occasionally called fat-burning exercise, cardiovascular exercise or cardio work. Aerobic exercise can be maintained up for prolonged time periods; in effect the longer you exercise for, the greater the health benefits.
Aerobic exercise enjoys of several health benefits. It burns calories very quickly and, if performed periodically can improve the basal metabolic rate, both of which aid in weight loss. Also aerobic exercise is used to help people with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, anxiety and premenstrual syndrome.
Aerobic exercise provides the heart a fantastic workout, burns up fat, boosts the immune system and it is essential for the prevention of the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries. It improves joint and muscle flexibility, stamina, sleep and digestion and it normalizes hormone levels, helping to alleviate premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms. Aerobic exercise that is weight-bearing can prevent osteoporosis by fortifying and slowing down the loss of calcium in the bones. It also is good for pregnant women. Women who do aerobics tend to have an easier delivery than others.
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Note: About the heartThe aerobic exercise can give stress on the heart if we are not accustomed to it and this is particularly true for old people or those with weight problems, for this it is important to start slowly and build up progressively. As the fitness level of the body improves, the heart will slowly acquire strength, until it obtains a level at which it does not require to work so hard to supply the body with sufficient oxygen to keep exercise. Walking is a fantastic way to get initiated on a programme of aerobic exercise: walking to work or to shops and walking up stairs whenever possible. As you feel best each time, elevate the challenge by walking faster and for longer periods or try hill-walking. Joining a low impacts aerobics class and working at our own pace is also a fantastic idea. Cardiovascular equipments in gyms -such as treadmills and training bikes- is useful because it offers direct feedback on the heart, allowing us to slow down if we are working too hard.
Guidelines for exercising
1. It is very important to warm up and cool down before and after exercise to permit a slow build up to our training heart zone and to avoid injury to muscles, tendons and ligaments.
2. When lifting weights we should not train the same muscle groups on consecutive days. We should allow at least one or two days of rest among training sessions.
3. We should always pay careful attention to our posture while lifting weights.
4. Always wear comfortable well fitting sneakers that cushion the feet and offer good ankle support.
5. Try to take moderate exercise three or four times a week rather than intensive exercise intermittently.
6. While swimming avoid breast stroke if you suffer from back problems.
7. It possible gets a personally tailored exercise routine from a doctor, fitness instructor or personal trainer.
8. We should be careful while exercising outside. Try avoiding bad weather conditions and don’t exercise in deserted areas.
9. Wear sufficient amount of clothing and make sure that you are visible to oncoming traffic.
10. Exercising with a friend is a good way to motivate oneself.
11. If at any time during the exercise you feel dizzy, nauseous, faint or in pain stop exercising immediately.
|How aerobics helps individuals suffering from diseases like diabetes, obesity, arthritis and osteoporosis.|
| Diabetes |
Diabetes mellitus is a set of diseases which is distinguished by a condition in which the body has problem taking glucose from the blood and sending it to the rest of the body so that it can be used as energy.
| Obesity |
People who are overweight by 30 % of the ideal body weight are known as obese. Being obese and being overweight are not a similar thing. An obese person has a large amount of extra body fat, not just a few extra pounds.