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Aerobic exercise, also referred to as cardio workout, is the best for your heart and cardiovascular system. Aerobic exercise can also help you lose weight, reduce stress levels, strengthen your immune system and reduce the risk of other diseases. Aerobic exercise uses large muscle groups, such as your legs, while increasing your heart rate and breathing. Aerobic exercise allows your body to burn calories by using up energy you have stored up. Some health professionals advise that if you want to burn fat, you choose an aerobic activity that is moderately intense but takes longer, such as walking or swimming, so that your body will burn fat calories rather than carbohydrate calories in glycogen.

With aerobic exercise, you will increase your stamina. The exercise may make you tired at first, but eventually you will notice that you can last longer. You will build a stronger, more efficient heart by allowing your heart rate to lower. You will also tone muscles during aerobic exercise, because you improve the oxygen flow throughout your body. There are many different types of aerobic exercise, including:

  • Jogging
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical machine
  • Spinning
  • Aerobic classes

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