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Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

8 Dec 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise is any activity that gets your blood pumping and large muscle groups working. It’s also known as cardiovascular activity. Aerobic exercise stimulates the heart rate and breathing rate to increase in a way that can be sustained for the exercise session. In contrast, anaerobic (“without oxygen”) exercise is activity that causes you to be quickly out of breath, like sprinting or lifting a heavy weight.

Various Aerobic Exercises includes :

  • running
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • heavy cleaning or gardening
  • playing soccer

What happens to your body when you do aerobic exercise ?

While doing a aerobic exercises, you repeatedly move large muscles in your arms, legs and hips. , then you will notice, you’ll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. Your small blood vessels (capillaries) will widen to deliver more oxygen to your muscles and carry away waste products, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid. Your body will even release endorphins, natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well-being.

1. Improves cardiovascular health

Aerobic Exercises  exercise strengthens your heart and helps it more efficiently pump blood throughout the body. A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body. Cardiovascular exercise can also help lower blood pressure, and keep your arteries clear by raising “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and lowering “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood.

2. Increase your stamina, fitness and strength

Doing aerobic exercises, helps your body maintain the strength and stamina. Daily performance of aerobic exercises helps in increasing your capacity to use oxygen. Hence, this include an increased capacity for the muscles to take up and use the additional oxygen being delivered by the heart.

3. Manage chronic conditions

Aerobic exercise makes your muscles move. Aerobic exercise can help with better muscle function and endurance. It will also help in weight loss leading to less stress on the muscles.

4. Regulates weight

Aerobic exercise burns up energy (calories). Regular sessions of 30 to 60 minutes of low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise (at around 55 to 70 per cent of maximum heart rate) can be an important part of a weight loss or weight management programme

5. Helps you sleep better

Inadequate sleep is linked to many health risks. Regular exercise can keep you energetic throughout the day and assist you sleep better in the dark .

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