Benefits Of Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic exercise is any activity that gets your blood pumping and large muscle groups working. It’s also known as cardiovascular activity.
Here are some benefits of aerobic exercise:
1.Lowers blood pressure
Cardiovascular exercise may help you manage symptoms of high blood pressure. That’s because exercise can help lower blood pressure. Here are other ways to lower blood pressure without medicine.
2.Helps regulate blood sugar
Regular physical activity helps regulate insulin levels and lower blood sugar, all while keeping body weight in check. In a study on people with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that any form of movement, either aerobic or anaerobic, may have these effects.
Aerobic exercise alone may hold the power to help you lose weight and keep it off. In one study, researchers asked overweight participants to keep their diets the same, but to engage in exercise sessions that would burn either 400 to 600 calories, 5 times a week, for 10 months. The results showed significant weight loss, between 4.3 and 5.7 percent of their starting weights, for both men and women.
4.Reduces asthma symptoms
Aerobic exercise can help people with asthma lessen both the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. You should still talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine if you have asthma, however. They may recommend specific activities or precautions to help keep you safe while working out.
5.Improves brain power
Did you know that the brain starts losing tissue after you reach age 30? Aerobic exercise may slow this loss and improve cognitive performance. Some older adults submitted magnetic resonance imaging scans for evaluation. The participants were then examined to assess their health, including aerobic fitness. The adults who were most fit showed fewer reductions in the frontal, parietal, and temporal areas of the brain. Overall, their brain tissue was more robust.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, try cardiovascular exercise during your waking hours. A study on individuals with chronic sleep issues revealed that a regular exercise program combined with sleep hygiene education is an effective treatment for insomnia. Exercising too close to bedtime may make it more difficult to sleep, however. Try to finish your workout at least two hours before bedtime.
7.Reduces chronic pain
If you have chronic back pain, cardiovascular exercise specifically low-impact activities, like swimming or aqua aerobics may help you. Exercise can also help you lose weight, which may further reduce chronic back pain.