Aerobic exercises are mainly activities which engage major muscles in your limbs and induce rapid changes in breathing rate and your body’s requirement of oxygen. Consequently, your heart rate also speeds up, improving blood flow around your body and your blood vessels also dilate in order to accommodate the high volume of blood circulation.
Whether you are young or old, fit or unfit, aerobic exercise will benefit you in many ways. While it is generally harder when you get started, the good thing is that your body adapts and improves with time, making it easier for you to perform the same activity after several repetitions.
Aerobic activities are excellent fat burners, especially since your body is overdrive and quite literally working like a combustion engine. This means not only can you lose the excess weight but also maintain your ideal weight without having to spend a lot of time.
Aerobic exercises train your body and improve your stamina considerably. As mentioned earlier, over time, it gets easier for you to perform the same activity and that is because your stamina is increased and you don’t get tired so easily.
Strengthens Immune System
Viral diseases like the flu are quite common and often considered unavoidable. However, regular aerobic activity boosts your immune system, making you much less likely to contract small illnesses or get sick.
Avoid Major Health Conditions
Aerobic exercise puts your body into overdrive and works it to a healthy state. If you incorporate aerobic activities in your daily routine you can easily avoid conditions like obesity, blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Even the risk of contracting some types of cancers is significantly reduced by aerobic exercises.
Cope with Chronic Conditions
Even if you are late to the fitness scene and already suffer from blood pressure or diabetes, aerobic exercises can keep these conditions in check, preventing them from worsening and helping you avoid further complication.
Improve your Cardiovascular System
Your heart gets a lot of exercise during aerobic activities, pumping fast to circulate blood around the body. This over time strengthens your heart, which means it can easily and more efficiently pump blood around your body.
Your arteries also benefit from aerobic exercises which promote good cholesterol and lower levels of bad cholesterol in your blood. This leads to less buildups in your artery and prevents complications in old age.
Give your Mood a Boost
Aerobic activity promotes the production of endorphins, which are your body’s natural painkillers. Not only are these responsible for making you feel good after a tiring workout but also boost your mood and reduce depression, stress and anxiety.
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