The Importance Of Aerobic Exercise For Weight Loss

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Did You Know That Aerobic Exercise Can Lower Your Risk Of Death? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), five of the top 10 global causes of death in 2015 included Alzheimer’s (and other dementias), lung cancer, diabetes, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. Top of the list was ischemic heart disease and stroke in first and second position respectively, together accounting for 15 million of 56.4 million deaths globally. These two have been the leading causes of death worldwide since 2000. Lung cancers (including trachea and bronchus cancers) came in 5th (1.7 million deaths), followed by diabetes in 6th position (1.6 million deaths) and Alzheimer’s in 7th position (1.5 million deaths). Between 2000 and 2015, deaths caused by diabetes…show more content…
Aerobic exercise can be done indoors or outdoors, with or without equipment, at home or in the gym. Aerobic Exercise for Weight Loss Aerobic exercise burns calories, which can help you shed excess weight. The more intense the workout, the more calories you burn. According to Cris A. Slentz, a Duke Exercise physiologist, balancing time commitments against health benefits, their study suggests that aerobic exercise is the best option for reducing fat and body mass. Studies have also revealed that losing as little as 10 pounds can have a significant impact in lowering elevated blood pressure. Some of the exercises that can help with weight loss include jogging, running a 12-minute mile, jumping rope, playing basketball or tennis, cross-country skiing, bicycling at 12-13.9 mph and swimming. Treading water makes your muscles work harder to keep you afloat, making it an easy way to burn calories in the water. Aerobic Exercise for Physical Health A resting heart rate of 60-80 beats per minute is considered normal in an adult. The better shape you are in, the fewer beats per…show more content…
Walking and playing sports are examples of physical activities that could possibly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Other moderate-intensity exercises include walking, swimming, stair climbing, tennis, squash, dancing, or household activities, such as intense floor mopping and raking leaves. In a nutshell Leading a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet contribute to being overweight or obese which in turn increases the risk of developing high blood pressure. Five of the top 10 global causes of death, namely, coronary artery disease, stroke, lung cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s (and other dementias) have high blood pressure as a risk factor. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise, done frequently, can help you shed excess weight and improve your physical and mental health thus lowering your risk of developing these diseases. There is no reason as to why you cannot start exercising now. Aerobic exercise can be done at home or in the gym, with or without specialized equipment, indoors or outdoors. This makes it easy for everyone to find one that easily fits into their

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