Friday, July 07, 2006

Aerobic Activity

Aerobic Activity

bicycling, skating, leaf raking, vacuuming are some types of aerobic activities. Aerobic activities use arm and leg muscles and gives a continous workout to the heart.

Why is aerobic activity important?

Physical inactivity is one major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease that is characterized by deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, calcium and other inner lining of arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. It also develops other risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, etc.

Now remember heart works better when it is strong and heart is a muscle that can be made stronger and more efficient with regular physical activity or exercise. Aerobic activity plays an important role in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Regular aerobic physical activities can help to control the blood lipid abnormalities, obesity and diabetes. It also helps to reduce blood pressure.

How can aerobic activity help condition your body?
Some aerobic activities improve the flexibility of your body.
Some aerobic activities like brisk walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing increases endurance.

Some activities also build the muscular strength.
Aerobic activities help in controlling the weight of...

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