Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Regular aerobic exercise reduces the risk of premature death especially from heart disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, and diabetes. Research has shown that regular aerobic exercise reduces the risk of colon cancer by thirty to forty percent. Thirty to sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day is needed to decrease the risk of colon cancer. Research has also shown that 30-60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day also reduces the risk of breast cancer by 20-30%. Regular aerobic exercise builds strong bones, muscles, and joints and may slow down osteoporosis. Regular aerobic exercise reduces depression, anxiety, and stress. Exercise removes built up tension and stress. Studies have shown that diet and regular exercise has also been shown to prevent diabetes and reduce the risk of individuals at a high risk for diabetes by 58%. Glucose tolerance and insulin resistance improve in those who regularly exercise. Studies have also shown that regular aerobic exercise helps to prevent heart disease by reducing blood pressure and lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising HDL (good cholesterol)l. Regular exercise tones the muscles throughout the body which reduces high blood pressure. Lack of exercise is one of the five major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The other four risk factors are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and obesity. Regular aerobic exercise reduces four of the five risk factors for heart disease. Regular aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off. Studies have also shown that older adults who exercise three or more times per week reduce their risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease significantly. The Surgeon General recommends that adults do 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every day. Moderate intensity exercise is 60-80% of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is 220-your age.


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3 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

  1. kaiser says:

    Yep, sometimes you just have to break away from the computer and do that exercise thing. I keep thinking, “just another 5 minutes” and next thing you know, it’s midnight! Got to stop hogging the computer so that someone else has even a chance to check their email….hahaha….hahaha.

    Great blog you got going here. Keep up the good work..


    p.s. thanks for the tip about the footer

    1. Jay Mueller says:

      Thanks Kaiser. I’m glad the tip helped. I just had to play with it for a while and it finally worked.

  2. Rui Ludovino says:

    Hi Jay,

    Yes aerobics is very important.
    Me and My family were alwways involved with sports (I’m an olimpic player in Judo) and my parents are 69, the still workout everyday, thet walk about 1,5 hours a day, and they are amazing healthy.

    Doing sports, helps the brain, helps our concentration and helps our qualifty of life in many areas.

    TIP: For the people that work at home all the time near a computer (like me) you can put your workout clothes when you get up, and then you can do some pushups during the day, or some leg exercices (sorru my english is not good enough to explain how to do the exercicies in details), and so during the day you can do a lot.

    Just do series of 10 or 5 push ups, and if you do it 10x a day, is a hundred. You can add many more exercices and so people can just be active even if they dont get out from the house.

    Have a wonderfull day,

    Rui Ludovino

    Have a wonderfull day,

    Rui Ludovino

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