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Top 5 Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 18   |   Comments: 0

Aerobic exercise (also known as aerobics, cardiovascular exercise, or cardio) is any sustained, rythmic activity that primarily uses your larger muscles, such as your quadriceps and hamstrings, and challenges your heart and lungs.

Aerobic means "with oxygen," so when you exercise aerobically your body needs an extra supply of oxygen, which your lungs extract from the air. Your body uses the oxygen to produce energy during the exercise. Your heart has to work harder to continuously deliver the oxygen to your body, and this makes your heart stronger.

Here are the top 5 benefits of aerobic exercise:

1. Reduces health risks. Aerobic exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Weight bearing exercises, such as walking and running, help prevent osteoporosis. Even if you already suffer from one of these ailments, aerobic exercise can help alleviate the ailment. Aerobic exercise also strengthens the immune system, making you less susceptible to colds and flus. google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';

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