There are various examples of aerobic exercise that you can do. I am not able to list out everything because aerobic exercises can be anything that raises your heart rate!
Since the list of aerobic activities is almost endless, what I shall do is to highlight the ones that I love to do, and hopefully you will get inspired to try them out yourself!
Therefore, if you have certain joint or muscle problems, you can consider taking up swimming as a form of aerobic exercise. Also, when a person is overweight, he or she can train better by swimming because they become "weightless" in the water.
The one downfall of swimming is, since you are immersed in water, you are not aware of the fluids you have lost through perspiration. Sometimes, beginners especially, become dehydrated because they fail to drink enough fluids before, during and after swimming.
If you are bored with swimming or you prefer another workout that doesn't stress your joints, you can consider water aerobics.
The water exerts a drag on you, which means that you need to put in more effort to move about. Despite requiring a greater amount of effort, you can rest assured that this workout will not stress your joints.
Two great examples of aerobic exercise discussed! Let's take a look at more!
Boredom is one thing you need to prevent, as I've discussed in Motivation to Exercise. Cycling might just be the solution for you. Suit up, mount your bike and explore your neighbourhood!
Even better, find a buddy that you can cycle with! It will make things fun and you will build a stronger friendship with your friend. It's a win-win situation.
The only disadvantage that I can think of that you might experience is the possible runner's knee, an injury that involves pain in the knee from excessive running. Running might also get boring after a while as it is not varied, as compared to water aerobics, for example.
However, you can combat this possible boredom by spicing up by doing things like interval trainings and circuit trainings, instead of simply jogging or running around your neighbourhood. What's more, interval trainings also help to boost your stamina and energy levels.
Running is great as an aerobic activity that can make your cardiovascular systems stronger. On top of that, the nature of running also helps to make your bones stronger, preventing the risk of osterporosis.
Never feel scared or daunted by trying out new activities. Sometimes, when you try new sports, you might realize that you enjoy it, when at first you didn't! What's more, you never know that you discover a new talent in a sport that you have just tried.
This is a wonderful thing that you can try at home. Equipment is inexpensive and you can easily spice things up by doing variations!
Water aerobics is fast becoming more and more popular. It doesn't injure your joints and best of all, you burn more calories than usual exercises.
Never underestimate the benefits of aerobic exercise. So give it a go and who knows you discover some new activity that you like?
All of us have done aerobic activities, perhaps without realizing. Doing household chores is a form of exercise on its own. The only problem is that simple things like sweeping the floor is not intensive enough to improve our stamina and lower risk of heart diseases.
Find one sport or activity and give it a go as soon as possible! You don't have to worry if you don't enjoy it since there are plenty of other activities that you can choose to try out!
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