Thursday, November 09, 2006

40 benefits of aerobic exercise

Everybody knows that aerobic exercise is beneficial. Lots of sites list the benefits. I wanted to make a comprehensive list. I've tried to include as many as I could find. I've tried to avoid repititions.

So here goes

  1. Exercise increases the concentration of High density cholesterol (HDL) or good cholesterol
  2. It decreases the concentration of Low density cholesterol (LDL) or bad cholesterol
  3. It lowers high blood pressure
  4. It prevents the development of high blood pressure if you are at a risk
  5. It prevents osteoporosis
  6. It strengthens muscles
  7. It helps you loose weight and prevents obesity
  8. It helps lower blood sugar and insulin requirement if you are diabetic
  9. It reduces depression
  10. It helps deal with pain and stress
  11. It helps reduce the risk of cancers of the colon, uterus, prostate & breast
  12. It reduces insomnia
  13. It reduces the risk of heart disease
  14. It reduces the risk of premature death
  15. It enhances work and sport performance.
  16. It keeps joints, tendons and ligaments flexible
  17. It reduces some of the effects of ageing
  18. It reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  19. It decreases the symptoms of arthritis
  20. It decreases the number of sick days
  21. It increases concentration levels
  22. It increases your self esteem and confidence
  23. It improves the functioning of the immune system
  24. It improves skin tone
  25. It decreases the risk of stroke
  26. It decreases the incidence of falls in the elderly.
  27. It increases your aerobic capacity
  28. It decreases a woman's risk of developing endometriosis.
  29. It decreases back pain ans improve back stiffness
  30. It protects against some brain disorders like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, dementia
  31. It decreases craving in those trying to quit smoking
  32. It helps to manage anger
  33. It improves digestion
  34. It improves body shape
  35. It decreases menstrual cramps
  36. It improves sexual performance
  37. It provides socialisation opportunities
  38. It improves cognitive function
  39. It provides physical and psychological benefits in pregnancy
  40. It decreases the risk of peripheral vascular disease


Anonymous said...

This decreases the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream and ultimately decreases the amount of oxygenated blood reaching the heart muscle. Cigarette smoke contains nicotine, a substance that causes the adrenal gland to stimulate the release of a hormone that causes your blood pressure to rise abruptly.

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and if I can I keep adding more benefits to this list, there's no other exercise that help more to the body that aerobic, well maybe swimming.

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