Are you thinking about getting more exercise or really getting into fitness training? Good for you. Think about trying aerobic training.
There are 3 parts of fitness training, which are all part of a
well-rounded fitness program:
Aerobic training is doing activities that usually involve large muscle groups like walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming. It’s a great way to burn calories, help your blood flow, and exercise your heart.
Aerobic training makes the heart beat faster, which is a good workout. It also has these benefits:
Doing regular aerobic training or activities may also help you manage your weight or lose weight. Aerobics can also help prevent or manage health problems like diabetes.
Many people enjoy aerobic training. Aerobics can be fun on your own or with others. On your own, it’s a time to focus on your physical and mental health. With others, it’s a great way to spend time and connect with friends and family.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
It’s important to start any exercise program slowly. Pick a pace and time that you’re comfortable with. Do what feels right for you. You can:
When you feel ready, do more aerobic activity. Here are some ways to make steady progress with your fitness plan.
Take time to feel good about yourself every time you exercise. If it takes a while to get to 150 minutes a week, that’s okay.
You can expect your body to feel different during and after any aerobic activity.
During an Activity
After an Activity
The Day after an Activity
Current as of: October 24, 2018
Author: Health Promotion, Alberta Health Services
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