10 Aerobic Exercise Examples: At Home, at Gym, Advantages, and Disadvantages

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Hey, what’s up Rowdies? today is wellness Tuesday and I’m going to talk to you about aerobic exercise examples so let’s begin today’s post by understanding what exactly are aerobic exercises.

Aerobic Exercise Examples

What are Aerobic Exercises?

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Aerobic exercises are basically and format of physical exercises that range from low to high intensity and that can be performed for a brief period of time and it primarily depends on the aerobic energy-generating process.

Aerobic exercise is a format of exercise that you can sustain for a long period of time or say you can say if you’re able you have to sustain it for few minutes or is more than a few minutes then it would come under the aerobic exercise category.

The main focus of aerobic exercise is to work out your heart rate and heart muscles as well as the lung muscles. Mostly aerobic exercise is right to moderate in intensity and can be performed for an extended period of time.

Aerobic Exercise Examples:

Some of the examples of aerobic exercise are very simple activities that we perform in day-to-day life and we like to do that, for example, brisk walk, going for walk is an example of aerobic activity, jogging, marathon running, swimming, static bicycling or else riding a bicycle outside some of the examples of aerobic activity.

Advantages of Aerobic Exercise:

The main focus of aerobic exercise as I mentioned is on improving the strength of your cardiorespiratory system which means that the focus is on improving your stamina, your endurance. Aerobic exercise also makes sure that your respiratory muscles are strong enough to allow and proper breathing inhalation and exhalation.

The focus is to improve the strength of your heart muscle so that there is an efficient pump reaction that’s happening in the heart as well thus reducing the resting heart rate which in general is also called aerobic conditioning.

Aerobic activity helps in improving the circulation which thus helps in improving the efficiency of the blood flow improving the efficiency of the heart function overall and thus reducing the resting blood pressure as well which is mostly high in the hypertensive patient.

Hence whenever patients are hypertensive or have got some level of a cardiac condition at those cases in those cases the aerobic activity is a choice of exercise.

Aerobic activity also increases the level of RBCs in your body which are the red blood cells thus facilitates the transport of oxygen throughout the body.

Aerobic activity has also found to be helpful in reducing the level of stress and anxiety in people. It helps in the prevention of diabetes mellitus, it prevents heart diseases, osteoporosis stimulates bone growth and it also is helpful in living and happy life.

Disadvantages of Aerobic Exercise:

These were some of the benefits of aerobic exercise now let’s talk about some of the disadvantages of aerobic activity.

When you are doing any aerobic exercise you are more prone to develop some sort of muscular injuries which are repetitive stress injuries since you are performing in a single repeated movement for a sustained period of time the same group of muscles has to work over and over again.

For example in swimming you have to move your hand repeatedly in the same pattern what this leads to is injury repetitive strain injury in your shoulder muscles.

Aerobic exercise does not help in toning your muscles or is improving the strength of your muscles yes it increases the strength of your respiratory muscles and your cardiac muscle but it will not be helpful in improving the strength of your musculature like biceps, triceps abs, etc.

Aerobic exercise is not an effective format for weight loss but if you do aerobic exercise in a consistent manner you might see some level of weight loss experience but it’s not an efficient method of weight loss.

Simple examples of aerobic activities:

So now let’s see some of the simple examples of aerobic activities. Since aerobic activities are very easy to do and can be done in day-to-day life and many of us do also so, with the example list you will get an idea of what to choose for.

Aerobic Activity at Home examples:

Let’s see first what are the activities that can be done indoors or are inside the house first is the use of an elliptical trainer. Elliptical trainers are easily available in the gym that’s present in the clubhouse of the societies or else they are very easy to buy and can be placed at home and you can use the elliptical trainer to do aerobic exercises at home.

Apart from that treadmill is also one of the examples of aerobic activity.

Static bicycles many of us buy starting bicycles at home in order to do aerobics on a daily basis.

Zumba exercise is a very good form of aerobic exercise so these are some indoor based aerobic activity exam.

Aerobic Activity at Gym examples:

Now let’s talk about what you can do outdoors in terms of aerobic activity as I mentioned brisk walking is the simplest way of aerobic activity that you can do. Marching, jogging at the place, skateboarding are some of the examples of outdoor activity that incorporates aerobic exercises.

If you go to the traditional format it’s very popular in Gujarat(India) there are many Garba-based workouts or is a dance-based workout which is very common and are also an example of outdoor aerobic exercises.

Now let’s see some of the activities that could be indoor orders outdoors, for example, swimming is an aerobic activity which is sometimes indoors or sometimes outdoors, kickboxing is another format of exercise which comes under aerobic exercise category, skipping is also a very good format of aerobic activity.

Circuit training, jumping jacks, water aerobics are some of the activities that can be done indoors as well as outdoors. They are pretty simple and can be done anywhere anytime be it indoors or else outdoors.

So if you want to stay away from lifestyle diseases, aerobic exercises are something that you must consider in your workout plan.


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Faiz Khan

Faiz Khan is a Gym Trainer and owner of Fitness First gym and he is passionate about Bodybuilding, talking about various kinds of fitness products, and guiding others to the treasures.

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