Aerobic And Anaerobic Exercise

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 1
TYPES OF EXERCISES 1
AEROBIC EXERCISES 1
BENEFITS 1
DISADVANTAGES 2
ANAEROBIC EXERCISES 3
BENEFITS 3
DISADVANTAGES 3
REFERENCES 4

Introduction
Physical fitness relates to the physical activities that are performed to enhance the working of a human body. It maintains overall health. It is performed for variety of reasons which include weight loss, fitness, strengthening muscles and enhancing immune system. It reduces the risk of many diseases including heart diseases, obesity or diabetes. It also maintains mental health and boosts the confidence too.
Types of Exercises

Considering their reactions and the effects on a person, exercises are divided into two main categories:
• Aerobic Exercises
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The exercises which mainly focus on increasing the efficiency of heart muscles come under this group. The examples include cycling, walking, hiking, swimming and playing tennis etc. In general, aerobic exercise is one performed at a low to moderate level of intensity over a long period of time. For example, running a long distance at a moderate pace is an aerobic exercise, but sprinting is not. Playing tennis, with near-continuous motion, is generally considered aerobic activity, while doubles tennis, with their brief bursts of activity punctuated by more frequent breaks, may not be predominantly …show more content…
Loss in body mass: The body keeps on losing its mass and eventually causes negative impacts on the metabolism.
Distortion of body shape: Since the muscles give body its curves, the loss in the mass causes the body to lose its shape.
Anaerobic Exercises
Anaerobic exercises are those exercises that builds the muscle mass and enhances power. It increases the short-term muscle strength. The performance of muscles enhances. It is a strength exercise that uses resistance to muscular contractions. There are many different methods to perform anaerobic exercises. The most common of which are weight and resistance exercise. These two types of exercise use gravity (through weight stacks, plates or dumbbells) or machines to oppose muscle contraction, and the terms can be used interchangeably.
Benefits

When properly performed, strength training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being including:
Strong Muscles: It increases the size of the bones and increases the flexibility of tendons. It enhances the ligament strength and toughness resulting in improved joint

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