Aerobic Exercise

Top Ten Benefits of Aerobic Exercise:

1. Weight loss 2. Lowers blood pressure and improves your cholesterol 3. Lowers Blood Pressure 4. Improves your mood, effective in treating depression 5. Reduces the risk of heart attack 6. Strengthens your heart 7. Increases your energy level 8. Boosts your immune system 9. Keeps your mind sharp 10. Prolongs your life

Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is physical exercise of low to high intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. Aerobic literally means "relating to, involving, or requiring free oxygen", and refers to the use of oxygen to adequately meet energy demands during exercise via aerobic metabolism. Generally, light-to-moderate intensity activities that are sufficiently supported by aerobic metabolism can be performed for extended periods of time.

When practiced in this way, examples of cardiovascular/aerobic exercise are medium to long distance running/jogging, swimming, cycling, and walking, according to the first extensive research on aerobic exercise, conducted in the 1960s on over 5,000 U.S. Air Force personnel by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper.

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