The real benefits of aerobic exercise are achieved by increasing your heart rate and breathing hard for an extended period of time. We, as seniors, are going to have to take a closer look at our health, as a whole, before we begin to have aerobic exercise on a daily basis. This can only be a good thing, since you are forced to use more of your muscle groups, therefore you are forced to get stronger.
He or she will be able to guide you and the class through a series of repetitive movements which will all be designed to increase your heart rate and blood flow. If you are trying to lose body fat, or your physical condition is very good, then you may want to work longer at it. Try exercising up to 40 to 60 minutes 5 to 6 days a week.
Unless their doctor has suggested that they don’t do aerobics for a health reason, a senior should begin with a short, gentle work out, and gradually work their way up to longer and more strenuous work outs. Some aerobic moves that can start slow and increase to a more intense level is walking, marching, stair climbing and jumping jacks.
Therefore using aerobics as a full-time exercise can actually help you lose a lot of weight effectively. Aerobic activity comes in many forms and you can benefit from the time you spend in doing them. Once warmed up there are a lot of choices in aerobic moves including: running, swimming, and dancing.
The options are endless and can include any movement that uses large muscle groups, is continuous in nature (for a minimum of 15 minutes) and utilizes the aerobic energy system. Besides, the only other cardio exercise that will tone the body’s muscles like aerobics does is swimming, but not everyone has access to a large pool to use at their leisure.