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Feel the Benefits of Aerobic Activity
Its time to get your body in shape - inside and out!
You can feel the benefits of aerobic activity whatever your age, weight or ability. Introduce regular aerobic exercise into your life, feel better and get the most out of every day. Start slowly but start today!
I could go into great detail about the specific benefits of aerobic exercise in case you want to read the nitty gritty about fat mobilization, endorphins, respiration and oxygen transport - Nah, you really don't have time for this much detail do you?
So lets keep it simple and give you the information to get started on the road to a healthy lifestyle - you make decisions and choices appropriate to your needs and time available.
Actress Wendy Craig in the BBC sitcom Butterflies from the '80's
Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise
Remember, aerobic fitness is the best measure of the health of your heart, lungs, circulatory system and the skeletal muscles - your whole body health.
Increased stamina - have more energy to deal with everyday activities and face the more exciting challenges of life
Weight management - by using body fats and sugars efficiently aerobic activity has a significant effect on the weight loss process
Improve mood and reduce stress, combat anxiety, tension and depression, improve confidence and raise your self esteem.
Boost your immune system and ward off minor illnesses
Reduce specific health risks - obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis
Maintain mobility - unfortunately as we age our muscles and bones weaken, aerobic activity will keep you stronger throughout your life.
Live longer - women who exercise regularly apparently live longer than those who don't take any exercise
Strengthen your heart enabling it to pump blood more efficiently around your body - stronger, not faster!
It will increase good cholesterol (HDL -high density lipoprotein) and reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL low density lipoprotein)
Feel and look more youthful, move with grace and energy, your vitality will shine through
Its not all Jane Fonda, leotards and going for the burn! (Can you remember way back then?) Now you can see the benefits its time to decide whether you want to bring them into your life. Choose which of activity has most appeal to you. If you need to take a rest before making your mind up you can read about the history of aerobic exercise. Both the term and method were developed by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, M.D. in the 1960's.
The information provided on this website is for reference purposes only. It is not intended as medical or professional advice.
Welcome! I'm Tiffany - fifty something midlifer - 20 years experience! This site is packed with advice and information to help you get the most out of life by becoming, healthier, fitter, happier and ultimately taking you to a more satisfying future. C'mon, let's do it together!