Aerobic Fitness

This article discusses aerobic fitness and what it means.

Any physical exercise that increases your body’s heart rate and intake of oxygen can be classed as aerobic exercise. This type of exercise is normally performed at a moderate level over an extended period of time, for example a 30 minute jog, in order to increase aerobic fitness. The contrast to this would be known as anaerobic exercise which includes short bursts of intense exercise for example sprinting.

Aerobic Exercise Equipment

There are lots of activities that can be used to structure a home exercise routine for aerobic fitness. There is also no need to invest large amounts of money on aerobic exercise equipment, some equipment could be beneficial, but a simple walk, jog, bicycle ride would get the job done.

There are many health benefits in taking part in a regularly scheduled aerobic exercise program. This includes the prevention of certain diseases and also can help in the management of existing diseases. The overall benefit of aerobic exercise can measured in several ways, some of which are included in the list below:

  • Heart disease prevention
  • Reduced risk of developing some cancers – includes breast, prostate and colon cancer
  • Help you lose weight
  • Stress reduction

It may seem a struggle at first when starting out on a new aerobic fitness plan but stick with it, don’t overdo do it from the start and as time goes on you’ll see your body adapts to the aerobic fitness levels required. You will start to feel stronger, fitter and healthier as a result. So what are you waiting for get a plan and put it to action to help you live a longer and healthier life.