Aerobics or aerobic exercises basically refer to the process of physical conditioning which is designed to improve respiratory and circulatory efficiency. The word ‘aerobics’ itself means ‘with oxygen’. This involves intense and sustained exercise such as swimming, cycling, jogging etc.
So what are the health benefits of aerobics?
Regular aerobics exercise keeps you fit and healthy and helps your body work effectively. Aerobic exercises yield are very beneficial to your health. Aerobics if carried out regularly can be effective in weight loss as it burns calories and may increase your BMR (basic metabolic rate). Other benefits include:
- Aerobics improves your respiration system by strengthening your muscles that facilitate air flow
- Aerobics improves your stamina by strengthening your heart and lungs (your aerobic system)
- Aerobics tones your muscles which improves overall blood circulation
- Aerobics improves the flow of oxygen
Your heart, lungs and blood system will be strengthened through prolonged and sustained aerobic exercise. Regular aerobics exercise will significantly improve your health and reduce health risks associated with cardiovascular problems.