Exercise is the best tool to live healthy; that too aerobic exercise plays a major role in strengthening the heart without stressing your body much. Aerobic exercise is the key for a long and healthy life. Aerobic activities improve the pumping capacity of the heart and make all your organs to work in a more efficient way.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
Aerobic exercise is defined as continuous movement of the body with moderate exertion for a long duration of time. These types of exercises, when practiced regularly prevent and control cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, stroke and heart attack, as well other chronic ailments. The unique characteristics of aerobic exercises are:
- Large muscle groups are used in our body
- It delivers oxygen faster to the working muscles
- It is a rhythmic sustained type of exercise less prone to injuries
Benefits of Aerobic Exercise
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves blood circulation
- Lowers resting heart rate
- Improves functional capacity
- Reduces shortness of breath
- Improves cardio respiratory endurance
- Improves heart and lung function
- Reduces obesity
- Improves quality of life
- Reduces joint pains
- Increases bone density and strength
- Improves mental health
- Prevents many cancers
- Enables healthy aging
Examples of Aerobic exercise
Types of Aerobic Exercises
- Continuous: Exercise should be done continuously for particular duration
- Interval: Exercise should be done with proper rest periods for particular duration
- Circuit: Series of exercises are repeated for particular duration
- Circuit interval: Series of exercises repeated for particular duration with proper rest periods
How to start Aerobic Exercises?
Begin slowly and progress gradually.
Start with 5-10 min of aerobic exercise for 3-5 days/ week and progress to 5-7 days/week.
Individuals with the following conditions should seek the advice of their doctor before beginning any exercise plan:
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack, bypass surgery, stent procedure)
- Chest pain or unexplained breathlessness
- Fainting or giddiness
- Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease)
- Heart failure
- Heart valve problems
- Any cardiac surgery or procedure
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