A 23-year-old member asked:
Is aerobic exercise effective?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Yes: Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. During aerobic activity you repeatedly move large muscles causing you to breath faster and more deeply. This maximizes the oxygen in your blood helping carry nutrients to the tissues and waste products out. If done properly aerobic activity can increase endurance and overall well being.
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Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: It is very effective but mix in with some strength training at your age. The body needs a balance.
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Last updated Apr 11, 2019
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