Why Aerobic Exerciseby 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
- Aerobic exercise has been shown to increase your confidence, emotional stability, memory and brain function.
- 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.
- Aerobic exercise can help you shed excess weight, tones your muscles and improves your posture.
- Aerobic exercise increases your stamina, giving you more energy for both work and play. You will sleep better and handle stress better.