Aerobic exercise is any type of exercise that uses low-intensity methods for a sustained period of time. The basic benefit of aerobic exercise has to do with the cardiovascular health.
Cardiovascular health is desirable because the heart, the main organ in the cardiovascular system, provides life sustaining blood to all other organs in the body. If you want to have a healthier body, why not start with building up your heart?
With a healthier cardiovascular system your heart will be more able to fulfill its role of supplying oxygen-rich blood to your body throughout the day. That is a huge benefit from a short but consistent exercise regimen.
Aerobic exercise strengthens the cardiovascular system by turning up its output for a sustained period of time. You can think of it as endurance training for your heart and blood vessels
Now that you know a little more about what aerobic exercise and cardiovascular health means, you can learn how to make aerobic exercise part of your normal, active day. Try picking one idea and doing it today!
Jogging: This is the poster-boy of aerobic exercises. Since jogging is very much an independent exercise all it takes is a little bit of determination to get your recommended 20+ minutes per session in.
Power-walking on a treadmill: Power walking has taken its place as a legitimate form of cardiovascular-building aerobic exercise. To qualify as power-walking one must increase their walking speed to 7 km/h to 9 km/h, always being careful to keep contact with the ground with at least on foot.