Aerobic exercise options

Aerobic exercise options

Aerobic exercise options

Any sort of activity that makes you breathe more deeply and pumps up your heart rate is aerobic exercise. It’s something anyone can do, regardless of age or athletic ability. Everyday chores can be aerobic, but walking, running, swimming and cycling can be more enjoyable ways of increasing aerobic activity.

Cycling –  This is a good exercise for developing the heart and lungs. However, unless you have access to safe cycling paths, being on the road involves a higher risk of serious injury.

Gardening – Working in the garden can be a gentle or vigorous form of exercise, and has earth-wise benefits.

Hobbies – Rollerblading, skateboarding, dancing and ice-skating are all fun activities that provide a good workout for the heart, lungs and muscles.

Swimming – This works all the major muscle groups with little risk of injury. If possible, swim in fresh water or the sea to avoid the chlorine in public pools.

Walking and running -These are the two most convenient, inexpensive and efficient ways of keeping fit. All you need is a pair of good athletic shoes.