Aerobic activity is an essential part of overall fitness.
While strength training is just as essential and should be performed regularly,
the aerobic part of your routine is what will burn calories and count toward a
There are many types of aerobic activity so choosing one
you enjoy won’t be a problem. They include: fast walking, jogging, running,
riding a bike, swimming or a regular aerobic routine that can be accomplished in
Walking is one of the best exercises you can incorporate
into your regular fitness routine. It gets your heart rate up and allows you to
be outdoors for several minutes at a time. Some people choose to walk a specific
distance each day while others may walk a specified amount of time. Either way,
you should keep up with your distance so you will be able to increase it as time
goes by. You must walk fast in order to keep your heart rate up. This will
condition your legs while helping the rest of your body become more in shape.
Running is another great exercise. This is considered to be
a higher impact exercise becomes it is harder on your joints. You may choose to
run faster, thus affording you the opportunity to build strength and endurance
over a shorter period of time while covering a long distance, or you may wish to
jog. Jogging isn’t as vigorous as running because you aren’t moving as fast, but
it is still quite effective and will keep the heart rate up and body moving.
Riding a bike is another exercise many people choose
because it also enables them to be outside while completing the aerobic part of
a fitness routine. If you are new to riding a bike for exercise, you might wish
to begin on flat terrain and work your way up to hills and tougher ground. This
is another great strength training exercise that will keep the hart beating
Swimming is an exercise that works many different muscles
in your body all at once. You may choose to swim laps at your local gym or in
your own swimming pool. Either way, you will reap many benefits from choosing
this as your aerobic workout.