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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting Aerobic

Why get Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise makes your muscles - including your heart muscle - stronger. It can also help you manage other heart disease risk factors such as:
  • high blood pressure
  • smoking 
  • excess weight
  • stress
What is Aerobic exercise: Any exercise that-- 
  • is rhythmic and steady
  • you can do without stopping
  • uses large muscle groups
  • raise your heart rate
How should you do it:
  • Warm up (5 minutes)
    • slowly raise your heart rate with mild exercise
    • do slow, gentle stretching exercises
  • Aerobic exercise (20 minutes)
    • raise heart rate with more intensive exercise
    • any activity will do
    • do not exercise for long periods of time at a level where you cannot carry on a complete sentence
  • Cool Down (5 minutes)
    • slowly lower your heart rate
    • stretch

1 comment:

  1. It is a wonderful way to shed the excess fat as well.I did not know it has so much goodness packed in the activity.There is a need to be in constant exercise so that the body is fit and healthy.