The Benefits Of Cardiovascular Exercise

You might have heard about cardiovascular exercise.

It is also known as aerobic or cardiorespiratory exercise.

Medical research has proven the apparent as well as the hidden advantages of regularly doing aerobics.

Shaping Your Body

The natural shape of the human body ensures smooth functioning in all body systems. But a little disorder in the form of excess fat can lead to serious internal disarray. Being active will allow you to keep your body disease-free and at the correct weight.

Cardiovascular exercise helps you lose fat which in turn reduces your weight. In addition, it will simultaneously decrease your appetite and increase your metabolic rate to burn more calories. This is one of the reasons that athletes are slim and trim despite eating high calorie food.

Strengthening Bones

Cardiovascular exercises builds your muscles which builds up your bone strength. This will allow you to accomplish even the heaviest tasks with fewer problems. This type of exercise also helps you avoid pain in your joints besides strengthening your bones.

Treating Diabetes

Aerobic exercise is an effective treatment for diabetes. You can possibly eliminate your need for insulin if you do aerobic exercise on daily basis. Aerobic exercise, by eliminating excess fat, causes the body to once again start using insulin properly to regulate blood glucose levels. Moreover, a consistent routine of aerobics may reduce or eliminate the need for medications for the treatment of diabetes-related illnesses.

Curing Heart Disease

If you have survived a heart attack or are prone to coronary artery disease, you need to develop the habit of performing daily aerobic exercise. It can eliminate or facilitate the cessation of three factors which contribute to heart disease:  high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol levels.

High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack by making the heart work harder to pump blood, causing the heart muscle to thicken and pump blood less efficiently, leading to heart disease. Daily exercise strengthens the heart muscle and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood, thus lowering blood pressure levels and decreasing the risk of heart disease.

Smoking harms the heart by increasing blood pressure and increasing the probability of developing blood clots. Aerobic exercise has been shown to aid in the successful cessation of smoking. High cholesterol levels can cause blockage of the major arteries, which can cause a heart attack.

Aerobic exercise will strengthen the heart muscle and the lungs, increasing chances of surviving a heart attack. It will also decrease the proportion of LDL (low density lipoproteins) in the blood by eliminating excess body fat, which can in turn stop the blockage of arteries.

Avoiding Arthritis

Arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is more prominent in patients over 50. Its main cause is wear and tear on the cartilage in the joints over time. Being overweight increases this wear and tear on the joints. So you can treat the arthritis by performing daily aerobic exercise to lose weight and provide some relief to your joints.

Treating Anxiety

You can eliminate anxiety with the help of aerobic exercise. Physical movement stimulates the production of endorphins, which make you feel good. Exercise also reduces stress. These side effects of aerobic exercise can be used to successfully treat anxiety.

Benefiting Your Heart

The general health of your heart can be improved by aerobics. Research has proven that consumption of oxygen, capillary density and blood flow can be regulated by aerobics. Aerobic exercise increases oxygen consumption, facilitates blood flow increasing capillary density and regulates blood flow by normalizing blood pressure.

Aerobic exercise affects many aspects of your health in a positive manner and increases your chances of living a long healthy life. So if you want to live a longer healthier life, you should try to make aerobics a part of your daily routine.