Running, cycling, jogging, swimming or any aerobic activities can help your body.
Aerobic exercise refers to exercise that involves or improves oxygen consumption by the body. Aerobic means “with oxygen”, and refers to the use of oxygen in the body’s metabolic or energy-generating process. Many types of exercise are aerobic, and by definition are performed at moderate levels of intensity for extended periods of time. To obtain the best results, an aerobic exercise session involves a warming up period, followed by at least 20 minutes of moderate to intense exercise involving large muscle groups, and a cooling down period at the end.
Aerobic vs anaerobic exercise; Aerobic exercise and fitness can be contrasted with anaerobic exercise, of which strength training and weight training are the most salient examples. The two types of exercise differ by the duration and intensity of muscular contractions involved, as well as by how energy is generated within the muscle. Initially during aerobic exercise, glycogen is broken down to produce glucose, which is then broken down with the help of oxygen to generate energy. In the absence of these carbohydrates, fat metabolism is initiated instead. The latter is a slow process, and is accompanied by a decline in performance level. This gradual switch to fat as fuel is a major cause of what marathon runners call “hitting the wall”. Anaerobic exercise, in contrast, refers to the initial phase of exercise, or to any short burst of intense exertion, in which the glycogen or sugar is consumed without oxygen, and is a far less efficient process. Operating anaerobically, an untrained 400 meter sprinter may “hit the wall” short of the full distance.
10 Simple Exercise Tips
Exercise Tip #1 – Listen to music to keep you entertained, music with high BPM will keep you pumped for your workout.
Exercise Tip #2 – Do aerobic activities that are fun and keep you motivated.
Exercise Tip #3 – Vary your exercise, make sure you change your routine every 3-4 weeks
Exercise Tip #4 – Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the workout
Exercise Tip #5 – Make it a habit
Exercise Tip #6 – Talk to supportive people who keep you on track
Exercise Tip #7 – Don’t over do it
Exercise Tip #8 – Keep a record of all your workouts
Exercise Tip #9 – Reward yourself when you reach your goals / targets
Exercise Tip #10 – Have funn