5 Reasons Why Aerobic Exercise is
Essential For Your Health
By Ben Walker
It’s never too late to start committing to aerobic exercise.
Aerobic exercise is important for your physiological health, looking after your heart, lungs and other internal organs for maintaining bodily functions.
The performance of your cardiovascular and respiratory systems is dependent on a good diet and aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise improves our resting heart rate, meaning our heart needs to work less to pump blood efficiently around our body.
This is why activities like running, cycling, rowing and swimming can help us live a longer, happier and healthier life.
How does your body respond to aerobic activity
During aerobic activity, you will notice that your cardiovascular and respiratory system will start to work a lot harder. This reaction to stimuli allows more oxygen to enter the bloodstream, and supply adequate amounts needed for your heart, muscles and lungs during respiration.
Aerobic exercise is the best way to cleanse and detox your body.
As your blood vessels widen to diffuse oxygen into the cells, they exchange these elements for products such as carbon dioxide, salts, lactic acid and other various toxins in the form of water, or sweat.
At the same time, your system will release feel-good hormones called endorphins. These hormones help your confidence, self-esteem and give a great sense of relaxation.
You can say that aerobic activity is a great method of therapy, improving our mental health as well as our physical health. There are many benefits you get from weight training, but including cardio activities is essential for your well-being.
5 Reasons Why You Should Start Participating in Aerobic Fitness
If you have been inactive for a long time, it might be best to start very small or even consult a personal trainer for a fitness assessment. A personal training specialist will evaluate your health background, design a program, and make sure to rule out any contraindications before getting started.
Here are 5 reasons why you should start improving your life through aerobic fitness today:
- Keep your weight levels down
Along with a good diet and staying hydrated, aerobic exercise will boost your metabolism and slowly help you consistently burn calories. Keeping a healthy metabolism is important for breaking down food molecules in your body. Practicing aerobic exercise can slow this process down with age. Keeping a healthy body mass index is necessary for avoiding heart related diseases.
- Improve your mood
Aerobic exercise gives you a positive outlook on life. As mentioned, it releases endorphins and increases serotonin levels in your body, increasing motivation and productivity, and decreasing feeling that negatively affect your life such as anxiety and depression.
- Boost your energy levels and stamina
Aerobic exercise allows you to feel alert for longer hours of the day. Feelings of fatigue and tiredness are kept at bay as your stamina increases from becoming fitter. This improves your focus and cognitive thinking, helping you make better decisions, pay better attention, improving your overall working and personal life.
When we exercise, we use energy molecules called ATP. They recharge when resting. Aerobic exercise increases the efficiency of this system and how these molecules regenerate after exercise, therefore boosting our stamina and energy levels.
- Fight Illnesses
Aerobic exercise activates our immune system. It increases the efficiency of antibodies and white blood cells in our blood stream. Because aerobic fitness helps us circulate blood easier around the body, our WB cells can travel though our system more effectively to meet and combat viruses.
Cardiovascular activity also lowers your cholesterol, preventing chronic heart diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, hypertension and myocardial infarctions.
- Strengthen your Cardiovascular System
The heart is a muscle that beats constantly. If the heart works less to pump more blood, then we are strengthening our cardiovascular system and likely to live longer. Having a healthy heart improves all other organs in the body. This is because having a strong cardiovascular system delivers nutrients, hormones and other elements around the body a lot quicker with less work.
The cardiovascular system delivers oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other important substances to cells and organs in the body. It plays an important role in helping the body meet the demands of activity, exercise, and stress. It also helps maintain body temperature, among other things.
About The Author
Ben Walker is a personal trainer at London Fitness – In Home Personal Training. He is a fitness enthusiast with a decade of experience as a fitness specialist. Ben specializes in weight loss, muscle building, injury prevention and improving cardiovascular health. Reach out to him today to receive more personalized advice on how you can achieve your health goals.