Aerobic exercise is sometimes known as “cardio” – exercise that requires pumping of oxygenated blood by the heart to deliver oxygen to working muscles. Examples of aerobic exercises include cardio machines, spinning, running, swimming, walking, hiking, aerobics classes, dancing, cross country skiing, and kickboxing.
Aerobic exercise not only improves fitness; it also gives many benefits to our body. Let’s see the benefits of Aerobics exercise,
A) Improves cardiorespiratory fitness
If you are regularly following aerobic exercise for 30 minutes, it help to improve the capacity to use oxygen. This happens when the heart’s capacity to transfer blood (oxygen) to the muscles. This happens gradually through an increase in the size of the heart’s pumping chambers which allows them to send the same amount of blood without the need to pump fast. As you get used to the intensity of exercise, it becomes easier, and can also undertake activity for longer.
B) Increases Metabolism
Aerobic exercise will help to increase your metabolism or metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate determines how fast your body processes calories. These calories can come from sugar, fat, or protein. As you may know, calories, when they go unused, will cause you to gain weight in places that you rather wouldn’t.
C) Fights Diabetes
Aerobic exercise is great for is to fight off the effects of diabetes. Regular exercise helps keep you mobile and helps your body process sugars better, thus reducing the need for insulin or other diabetes medication.
D) Maintains Healthy Weight
Aerobic exercise help to burn calories. Regularly following even 30 minutes of low to moderate intensity workouts can lead to losing out excess weight or may even help maintain ideal weight.
E) Strengthens Immune System
Aerobic exercise increases blood flow, help clear bacteria out of your airways, cause a brief elevation in body temperature that may be protective, strengthen antibodies to help fight infection.
F) Improves Mood
Aerobic exercise releases happy hormones. Moving your body for even sometimes can help improve your mood. This is being confirmed by one of the studies where individuals who were suffering from depression were asked to 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise which included walking on a treadmill. All individuals reported a significant reduction in their stress levels and symptoms of depression.