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How Often Do You Exercise?

How Often Do You ExerciseThere is certainly no one-size-fits-all workout routine, though it is quite possible to get very close to ideal.

Exercises have different impact levels on every person and the results are due to numerous factors. That is one reason why dietitians and trainers are hired to ensure a custom workout plan is drafted which would be based on its efficacy for an individual in question.

Aerobic exercises are better known as cardiovascular workouts. Many think Aerobics and cardio greatly differ, with the latter being more technical and suitable for stunt lovers! But that’s not true. One the other hand, cardiovascular or Aerobic exercises are practical workouts and suitable for any and every age group. Basically, these give workout to large muscle groups, aid with cardiovascular and general health, boost energy levels, help with fat burning and weight management.

Aerobics is done in repetitive and consistent fashion. Through this routine, one can reach optimum heart beat rates and increase calorie burning. That’s a good reason why these exercises are a hit with weight watchers. For those who think cardio workouts are restricted to gyms, the truth is entirely different. These are very practical and anyone can do it.

Walking, cycling, jogging, elliptical training, using steppers, climbing stairs, skiing, swimming, aerobic dance, kickboxing and rowing are just a few aerobic or cardiovascular exercises. Walking is considered the best of all, for its versatility and simplicity.

Both young and older people can do some walking. Neighborhood parks, pavements and pretty much anywhere including your own terrace, walking can be done anywhere. It improves overall body functioning, boosts energy levels and improves cardiac health. Unlike jogging, or other exercises, there’s no strain in walking.

It’s important to note that it doesn’t need any equipment or accessories unless you want to use a treadmill or weights.

Aerobic exercises can be fun too. For those who don’t love monotonous workouts, how about playing a music CD and dancing along? That’s an interesting and exciting workout! It’s important to remember that every adult will need a minimum of 45 minutes of exercise a day, 3 – 5 times a week. Thirty minutes help maintain weight, whereas every additional minute help with extensive calorie burning. Aerobic exercises should be preceded with a warm-up and followed up with cooling activities! It’s a good idea to start off with 10 – 15 minutes and then ramp up to 20 – 30 minutes or more. Listening to one’s body is the key and when it signals it’s getting overloaded, it’s time to take a break!

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