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					Why Should You Exercise?
Exercise can help you feel better, enjoy life to the fullest,   5.	 Manage	chronic	conditions. Aerobic exercise
live longer and healthier. One study at the Cooper                  helps lower high blood pressure and control
Institute found that a person’s fitness level was more              blood sugar. If you’ve had a heart attack, aerobic
important than body weight. Men in the study who                    exercise helps prevent subsequent attacks.
were overweight or obese but who were physically fit
had a lower risk of death than men who were a healthy           6.	 Strengthen	your	heart. A stronger heart
weight but were not physically fit.1                                doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also
                                                                    pumps blood more efficiently, which improves
Aerobics                                                            blood flow to all parts of your body.

Aerobic exercise, which involves or improves oxygen             7.	 Keep	your	arteries	clear. Aerobic exercise
consumption by the body, is generally performed at a                boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or
moderate level of intensity for an extended period of               “good,” cholesterol and lowers your low-density
time. Examples include walking, jogging, swimming,                  lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol. The
bicycling, stair climbing, and cross country skiing.                potential result? Less buildup of plaque in your
                                                                    arteries.
According to the Mayo Clinic, aerobic activity can help
you:                                                            8.	 Boost	your	mood. Aerobic exercise can ease
                                                                    the gloominess of depression, reduce the tension
1.	 Keep	excess	pounds	at	bay. Combined with                        associated with anxiety, and promote relaxation.
    a healthy diet, aerobic exercise helps you lose
    weight—and keep it off.                                     9.	 Stay	active	and	independent	as	you	get	
                                                                    older. Aerobic exercise keeps your muscles strong,
2.	 Increase	your	stamina. Aerobic exercise may                     which can help you maintain mobility as you get
    make you tired in the short term. But over the long             older. Aerobic exercise also keeps your mind
    term, you’ll enjoy increased stamina and reduced                sharp. At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three
    fatigue.                                                        days a week seems to reduce cognitive decline in
3.	 Ward	off	viral	illnesses. Aerobic exercise                      older adults.
    activates your immune system, leaving you less




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                                                                10.	 ive	longer. People who participate in regular
    susceptible to minor viral illnesses, such as colds            aerobic exercise appear to live longer than those
    and flu.                                                       who don’t exercise regularly.
4.	 Reduce	health	risks. Aerobic exercise reduces
    the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart       1 Barlow CE, et al. (1995). Physical fitness, mortality, and obesity.
    disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes,              International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders,
    stroke and certain types of cancer. Weight-bearing          19(Suppl 4): S41–S44.
    aerobic exercises, such as walking, reduce the risk
    of osteoporosis.

				
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Description: Aerobic exercise is an adequate supply of oxygen to the body in the circumstances of the exercise. That is in motion, the inhaled oxygen and demand are equal, to achieve physiological balance. In short, aerobic exercise is Renhe Fu rhythmic movement, the movement a long time (about 15 minutes or more), exercise intensity in the middle or upper level (maximum heart rate of 75-85%). Common aerobic sports are: walking, brisk walking, jogging, skating, swimming, cycling, tai chi, dance fitness dance, rope skipping / do aerobics and more. Aerobic exercise is characterized by low intensity, rhythmic, uninterrupted and continuous, long time.