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Benefits of Aerobic Exercise: Healthier Heart, Bones, Lungs, and More

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise: Healthier Heart, Bones, Lungs, and More

We don’t hear the term “aerobic exercise” bandied about as often as we once did, but make no mistake: This type of activity remains the key to a healthy heart. Let’s look at the benefits of aerobic exercise.

First, what exactly is aerobic exercise?

Aerobic exercise is continuous physical activity using large

Get Cardio-Smart

Should you walk the mall or ride the bike outside? How long should you exercise? How do you know if the intensity is enough or too much? These are among the questions people ask when it comes to aerobic exercise. They are important questions because if you overdo it (too

5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

Regardless of what your test results indicate or what your risk category is, one fact is inescapable: Following a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you minimize your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, as well as improve your overall health and quality of life.
Based on the results

7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon—perhaps the best one!

Improve Your Cardiovascular Fitness With Exercise

You may not hear the term “aerobic exercise” as often as you once did, but this type of activity remains a key component of your plan to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.

“Aerobic” means “requiring oxygen,” and aerobic exercise increases your body’s oxygen demand and your heart rate. Aerobic exercise consists

7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon, perhaps the best

5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

This medication will lower your LDL cholesterol. That drug may reduce your risk of heart attacks. Another one will reduce your triglycerides.
Whatever medications you see advertised on air or in print, they all have one thing in common: They should augment the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to manage

How Much Exercise Do I Need? Even Experts Disagree

How Much Exercise Do I Need? Even Experts Disagree

How much exercise do we need? The U.S. National Library of Medicine is clear about it: at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day—that’s 210 minutes a week— and strength-training exercise twice a week.

Aerobic exercise is continuous physical activity using large muscle groups for a sustained period (a minimum of

2. Getting Started

You know how to walk, right? Walking coach Michele Stanten, member of the Everybody Walk! Collaborative, offers this refresher on form at the American Council on Fitness website:

Stand up tall. Imagine that a wire attached to the crown of your head is gently pulling you upward. Walking erect will keep

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