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Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

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Investing 30 minutes a day in aerobic exercise -- such as walking, bicycling, water aerobics or swimming -- can help you live longer and healthier. In fact, aerobic exercise may be the magic bullet you've been looking for.

Regardless of your age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic exercise is good for you. As your body adapts to regular aerobic exercise, you'll get stronger and more efficient. Your small blood vessels (capillaries) will widen to deliver more oxygen to your muscles and carry away waste products, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid. Your body will even release endorphins, natural pain relief that promote an increased sense of well-being.

Take a look at the health benefits listed below that are associated with aerobic exercise. See how aerobic exercise affects your heart, lungs and blood flow -- and get motivated to reap the rewards!

Regular Aerobic Exercise:

Doing Aerobics for the Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

  1. Improves Bone Calcium.
  2. Improves Blood High Density Cholesterol.
  3. Improves Handling Of Excess Heat.
  4. Increases Hemoglobin.
  5. Improves Resistance To Cold.
  6. Decreases Blood Tri-glycerides.
  7. Gives You an Emotional Lift.
  8. Decreases Blood Pressure.
  9. Decreases Insulin Requirement.
  10. Increases Glycogen Storage.
  11. Less Conversion Of Sugar To Fat.
  12. Increases Stroke Volume of Heart.
  13. Decreases Resting Heart Rate.
  14. Avoid Senility - Increases Oxygen Delivery To Brain.
  15. Increased Oxygen Pickup In The Lungs.
  16. Increases Fat Burning Enzymes.
  17. Fat Deposits Release Fatty Acids Better.
  18. Better Control Of Hunger.
  19. Decreases Body Fat.
  20. Decreases Stress (Attitude).
  21. Increases Ability To Handle Stress (Biochemical).
  22. Increases Muscle Mass.
  23. Easier To Exercise.
  24. Increases Aerobic Threshold (Endurance).
  25. Higher Level Of Exercise Possible.
  26. More Calories Burned.
  27. More Body Fat Burned.
  28. More Calories Required At Rest.
  29. Decreases Load On The Heart.
  30. Decreases Muscle Dependence On Sugar.
  31. Decreases Incidence of Hypoglycemia.

Stay Young Longer with Aerobics

Older exercisers (ages 50 to 72) are often able to postpone disability by about nine years compared to their non-exercising counterparts. Plus, they lived longer. In other words, they lived a better-quality and a longer life than those who did not do any type of aerobic exercise. Source: Archive of Internal Medicine

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