Aerobic & Anaerobic Exercises

Aerobic & Anaerobic Exercises

AEROBIC EXERCISE


It is a prolonged, low intensity, repetitive, rhythmic set of movements involving major muscle groups.
Aerobic training uses oxygen from the atmosphere which burns the calories and improves your cardiovascular system.
Following are some of the aerobic exercises-

  • Brisk walking
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Outdoor games etc.

Benefits of Aerobic Exercises

  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Helps in losing fat with proper diet
  • Improves sleep and increases stamina

ANEROBIC EXERCISE

This is a high intensity exercise involving major set of muscle groups of our body. It involves exercising with heavier loads or with exercise tubing and bands etc.

Benefits of Anerobic Exercises

  • Increases physical stamina by strengthening the muscles.
  • Gives you a good physical appearance by toning the muscles; it increases lean body mass and decreases body fat.
  • Increases the muscle strength and thereby reduces injuries and also the incidences of falls in elderly people.
  • Helps in reducing FAT by increasing the metabolic rate and thus mobilizing fat more rapidly.
  • Helps in building bones.

FLEXIBLITY EXERCISES

Flexibility is important for overall fitness and injury prevention. Flexibility is achieved by stretching the muscle over the joint. Stretching exercises help us to improve ROM (range of motion).

Benefits of Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises help in loosening the muscles before they are exposed to vigorous exercise. This helps to lessen the risk of muscle tear and strains. Flexibility exercises should also be done after weight training or heavy resistance program. 

Disadvantages of Flexibility

Excessive stretching can lead to joint instability due to over-stretched connective and muscle tissue; this can cause injury. If muscles are stretched for long periods, they develop stretch weakness and lose their contractile force.

Wellness Aspects