Why Aerobic Exercise : Stay Fit and Healthy

Why Aerobic Exercise

by Carole Phillips on 10/17/10

The most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 30 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise 5 days a week or 20 minutes of high intensity aerobic exercise 3 days per week to maintain good health and reduce your risk of chronic disease.

The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

  1. Aerobic exercise has been shown to increase your confidence, emotional stability, memory and brain function.
  2. Besides strengthening your heart and lungs, aerobic exercise can help lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, improve your immune function and lower your blood pressure.
  3. Aerobic exercise  can help you shed excess weight, tones your muscles and improves your posture.
  4. Aerobic exercise increases your stamina, giving you more energy for both work and play.  You will sleep better and handle stress better.

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