Aerobic exercise: what it is, types and what benefits it offers
Aerobic exercise provides health benefits, being the recommended exercise when you want to lose weight or keep the line. Do you know what it consists of and what benefits does it offer?
Aerobic exercise is a type of fundamental physical activity, especially useful not only to lose weight and lose weight, but essential when it comes to enjoy good health, as it gives us an infinity of benefits, helping us -among other very important aspects- strengthen our lungs, reduce high levels of fats in the blood, improve our cardiovascular health in general.
Incidentally, there is no doubt that practicing physical exercise on a regular basis is always one of the main recommendations, not only when a person wants to maintain their weight or simply lose it, but when they want to enjoy a much healthier and healthier life. Especially if this practice of exercise is combined with the pursuit of a healthy life, based on the maintenance of a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, cereals, fish and low-fat meats.
Among the benefits of practicing general but more important exercises, we find that it is ideal when it comes to caring for and improving our cardiorespiratory system and the locomotor system, it is useful against high cholesterol levels and high triglycerides help in the metabolism of calcium and exert an important anti-stress effect.
However, if we take into account the differences between aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, bearing in mind that both comprise different exercise groups in terms of intensity and duration, it is normal to assume that each exercise will bring different benefits.
And, as you surely know, it is evident that aerobic exercise is not the same as anaerobic exercise. Therefore, whether you are thinking about practicing one type of physical activity or another, the most important thing is to know what your basic differences are.
What is aerobic exercise?
In this case, we must bear in mind that aerobic exercise is exercises of medium or low intensity, but that tends to have a long duration. With them, our body needs to burn fat and carbohydrates. Hence, it is one of the most suitable to lose weight and lose weight.
Therefore, it is obvious that the benefits of aerobic exercise are quite different from those that would bring us, for example, the so-called anaerobic exercise (focused mainly on toning and maintenance of muscles). In particular, we must always keep in mind that aerobic exercise does not increase muscle mass.
Some examples of aerobic exercises are walking at a good pace and running at a moderate pace, cycling, swimming, dancing, practicing aerobics, playing tennis.
Benefits of aerobic exercise for health
It helps to lose weight: It is ideal to control or lose weight, thanks to the fact that it reduces body fat by precisely using fats as the main source of energy.
Improves our cardiovascular health: Helps to control and reduce high blood pressure levels, cholesterol, and triglycerides, with an even more special virtue, since it is able to reduce LDL cholesterol levels while increasing HDL.
Improves calcium absorption: Benefit that strengthens bones reduces the risk of fractures and prevents osteoporosis.
It influences our state of mind: Increase in the production of endorphins, which is why it is understood that the practice of physical exercise generates a sensation of pleasure.
It relaxes us: It not only helps us to feel much happier. By releasing endorphins in the brain it is also able to act as a good de-stressing agent.
Simple: It’s easy and simple to practice.
Is it adequate to lose weight?
Although aerobic exercise is a type of physical activity that requires a lower intensity for its performance (compared to anaerobic exercise), the fact is that when practiced for a longer period of time it is required to burn fats and hydrates, as our organism needs oxygen for its realization.
The result is more than evident: it is ideal for weight loss, being especially suitable -and very useful- for those people who want to lose weight and who are in fact following a diet of weight loss. Yes, as many specialists defend, to take advantage of its benefits is very important to combine aerobic exercise with anaerobic.