Potential Benefits of Aerobic Exercises

Aerobic exercise is any activity that gets your blood pumping and large muscle groups working. It includes activities such as – brisk walking, swimming, heavy cleaning or gardening, running, cycling, playing soccer, skipping, etc.

Benefits of Cardio

Here’s why it definitely deserves a place in your workout routine-

Improves Cardiovascular Health: Aerobics strengthens your heart and helps it more efficiently pump blood throughout the body.

Lowers Blood Pressure: Cardio exercises can strengthen your heart so it can pump more blood with less effort, lowering your blood pressure.

Regulates Blood Sugar: Regular physical activity helps regulate insulin levels and lower blood sugar, all while keeping body weight in check.

Helps Manage Weight: Aerobic exercise and a healthy diet can help create a calorie deficit, which is what happens when you burn more calories than you consume.

Reduces Chronic Pain: Cardiovascular exercises, specifically low-impact activities, like swimming or aqua aerobics — may help you get back muscle function and endurance.

Current physical activity guidelines for adults recommend that you should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise each week. That amounts to about 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise five days per week.

Sources: https://www.livestrong.com/article/13767409-how-much-cardio-should-i-do/


Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.