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What is "Aerobic" Exercise?
What are the Benefits of Aerobic Exercise?
Types of Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic Exercise Principles
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What is Aerobic Exercise?
 
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously, and is rhythmic in nature." It is a type of exercise that overloads the heart and lungs and causes them to work harder than at rest. The important idea behind aerobic exercise today, is to get up and get moving!! There are more activities than ever to choose from, whether it is a new activity or an old one. Find something you enjoy doing that keeps your heart rate elevated for a continuous time period and get moving to a healthier life.

Types of Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic Dance
Bicycling
Cross Country Skiing
In-line Skating
Fitness Walking
Jumping Rope
Running
Stair Climbing
Swimming


Resources

American College of Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America


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The Exercise and Physical Fitness Web Page is an ongoing project by graduate students in the Master of Science program in Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. This project was created by J. Andrew Doyle, PhD, and was last modified on: March 04, 1998.