Benefits Of Aerobics

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Benefits Of Aerobic Activity

Lungs – Doing aerobics can affect your lungs to where the muscles that are used to breathe gain more strength.  If you have any chronic illnesses, such as bronchitis or asthma, aerobics can help with that as well.  These illnesses, along with emphysema, will help you to breathe better.  Aerobics also helps you to gain an advantage with oxygen for your lungs.

Heart – If you do aerobics at least three times every week, your heart rate will increase.  Your heart will also be able to pump additional blood into your body.  Your muscles will get oxygen at a quicker rate.

Muscles – Your muscles will gain more strength when you do aerobics.  They also get larger and your body will become leaner because you will have more muscle mass.  Your muscles will also increase in body fat so that you will have more energy.  Your metabolism will increase due to the lean muscle, which results in you losing more weight.

Burn calories – Since aerobics is a fat burning exercise, you will burn more calories quickly.  The more fat that you burn, the more weight that you will lose, hence the loss of calories. 

Doing Aerobics At Home

If taking an aerobics class is out of your budget, then you can do them at home.  In fact, it’s probably easier to do because you can be more relaxed and you don’t have to use gas to go anywhere.  The exercises can be done in the comfort of your own home.  It does not matter how you look because no one will see you. 

Aerobic is an easy exercise routine to start out at home.  If you are one of those people who have not worked out in a while and your body is not looking its best, doing aerobics at home can help you from being embarrassed in front of others.  Once you get into shape, you can venture outside to take some classes.

Just because you are doing aerobics at home does not mean that you won’t get the same benefits that you would if you were in a class.  You would still be able to enhance your health and get your heart and lungs strong, lose weight and be able to reduce stress. 

Even though you are at home, you should do aerobics exercises starting at three times a week, 30 minutes a day and work your way up.  You can increase the intensity of your sessions as you feel you are ready. 

You can use a treadmill to work out.  You can probably one that is one sale.  Treadmills don’t cost a lot either.   

You can also use aerobic exercise videos to get you started.  You may have to watch it once or twice to get the hang of what’s going on.  There is step aerobics, dancing, kickboxing and other different styles of aerobics.  Start out at the level that you feel most comfortable with.  For many people, that would be the beginning level.     

Videos can be bought from retailers such as Wal-Mart or Target.  Or if you don’t want to go out, you can order them online.  They videos usually come in a series, so you would get the benefit of doing several different aerobic exercises.

If you are one of those people that is not disciplined enough to do this on your own, see if you can get a partner to join you.  It could be your spouse, a friend or your children, provided that they are old enough. 

Having a partner can help you with that support that you need to keep going when you want to quit.  Even if you’re not thinking about quitting, a partner can help you to the next level.

Try and do your aerobic exercises when there are not other people around.  That way you won’t be interrupted.   


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