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How Aerobics Helps You To Maintain A Healthy Heart

Author : dve smit

When it comes to strengthening the heart and establishing cardiovascular conditioning aerobic exercise does a wonderful job. Exactly like any other muscle the heart could be made healthier through physical activity such as aerobics which elevates the heart rate, thus making it work harder.

On one side of the spectrum you've got aerobic exercise, and the other side anaerobic exercises . While anaerobic workouts are also effective in increasing and maintaining cardiovascular health it tends to also produce more injuries as the your body grows older. Aerobic exercises on the other hand is favored by many fitness enthusiasts as it has a tendency to be gentler on your body.

Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that elevates the heart rate and that can be done continuously (non-stop) for roughly 15-20 minutes or more such as walking, jogging, biking, swimming, etc.. Anaerobic exercise is short 15-30 second all out bursts followed by recovery. When it comes to strengthening and maintaining cardiovascular health aerobics are the popular choice of a lot of athletes as it tends to produce less injuries. Anaerobic workout routines raises the heart rate higher, while aerobic workouts elevates the heart rate for an extended period of time. And both are extremely effective in helping to keep a strong and healthy heart.

While any physical activity that raises the heart rate for an extended period of time will help to keep your cardiovascular system strong it's also vital that you eat the right foods and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While your body might be able to handle not being physically fit and eating junk foods in your 20's and 30's while it's still young and strong, it might be a different story when you age. When you reach your 50's and 60's and your body starts to weaken, following years and years of abusing your health and body it may begin to catch up with you.

Health and fitness and performing some form of physical exercise like aerobics is excellent for keeping the "engine" running strong. However, many people find that adjusting their lifestyle and eating habits go hand in hand with beginning some type of fitness program.

People frequently workout with other people or at health clubs to keep motivated. Or, many people prefer to exercise alone and do it almost religiously and use it as time to be by themselves in their thoughts or to kind of meditate while while working out. Either way, what is important is to "Just Do It". And whenever you're feeling un-motivated or experiencing a difficult time getting going and starting a workout just remember that the work you're accomplishing today will pay off in spades as you age.

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