Every exercise program should include some aerobic activities. The health benefits are many, and it is fairly easy to fit into your daily routine. If you are interested in increasing your aerobic activity, this information will get you started.

In aerobic exercise, you continually move large muscle groups. This action causes you to breathe more deeply and your heart to work harder to pump blood. This strengthens your heart and lungs.

There is strong evidence that the health benefits associated with regular exercise include:

  • Lower risk of early death
  • Lower risk of conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes
  • Weight loss and weight control
  • Reduced depression