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How long should you do aerobics?

How long should you do aerobics?

Aerobic Exercise: The best exercise to lose weight is to do moderate (that means a heart rate of about 120 bpm) for at least 20 minutes. This type of exercise with the right heart rate is more likely to burn fat and excess sugars than proteins. It also can lead with regularity to better heart health as well. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high and low impact aerobics differ?

Can you please tell me how high and low impact aerobics differ?

Qood question: Both are aerobics, a form of exercise that increases your heart rate for a period of time. The impact refers to how hard is the exercise on your joints (back, hips, knees?) high impact is jarring like running, bouncing. Low impact is smooth (like elliptical, swimming, biking.) either is good if you are healthy. Those with joint pain/problems need to be more selective. ...Read more

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Is high intensity interval training superior to standard aerobics?

Is high intensity interval training superior to standard aerobics?

? What are you..,: Training for? Both are aerobic activities obviously but interval training is very helpful if you are interested in running and training for races... Unless you are talking about high intensity interval weight workout training.... I prefer aerobic workouts 5-6 days a week w/ 2or3 'weight' workouts mixed in.., hope that helps ! ...Read more

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What amount weight can I loose by doing aerobics and cardio exercise?

What amount weight can I loose by doing aerobics and cardio exercise?

1-2/week: We generally like people to lose one to two pounds per week for healthy and meaningful and long lasting weight reduction. ...Read more

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What is the best time for eating while aerobics and can I eat before aerobics?

What is the best time for eating while aerobics and can I eat before aerobics?

Give yourself 1 hour: Everyone is different so give yourself at least 1 hour from eating before doing your aerobics. You may need more. Protein and water are a good prep. Glad you are keeping fit. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for cardio, 30 minutes of jogging or 30 mins. Of aerobics... ?

What is the best exercise for cardio, 30 minutes of jogging or 30 mins. Of aerobics... ?

Heart rate: "Cardio" implies aerobic exercise. Any exercise that raises your heart rate to 70-80% of your calculated max heart rate will provide the effects you are looking for. Participate in any activity, time, weather, and interest allow. Calculate your max heart rate (200-age, although there are other formulas) learn to measure your heart rate, or get a monitor, and get to it. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between aerobics, cardio, and strenth training exercises?

I want to know what is the difference between aerobics, cardio, and strenth training exercises?

Good question: Aerobics/cardio mean the same thing:doing activity that raises the heart rate & keeps it there. Most adults need 30 min minimum & ideally 60 min of cardio 5-7 days a wk. Strength training or 'lifting weights' has a goal of building lean muscle tissue. Do it 3 days/wk. Muscle burns calories. Without enough muscle, you can eat little and still gain weight. Also lifting weights makes strong bones. ...Read more

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I just began a step aerobics class. Can you provide some basic guidelines to follow so that I don't get hurt?

I just began a step aerobics class. Can you provide some basic guidelines to follow so that I don't get hurt?

Follow instructor.: Step aerobics, like so many other exercise routines, is technique-driven. If you follow the guidance of the instructor you should gain an effective exercise method and avoid injury. ...Read more

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Which is good to reduce weight gym or aerobics?

Which is good to reduce weight gym or aerobics?

Both good choices: To lose weight sensibly you need to limit your caloric intake and get moving to burn up calories. This can be done with fancy "cardio" equipment in the gym, doing aerobics or even by walking or running on your own. Be consistent in your approach, drink lots of water and you will be successful. Good luck. ...Read more