How Aerobic Exercise Helps Your Health


You have heard the advice since you were a kid from your parents, your doctor and even your grade-school gym teacher:


That remains sound advice, even as we get older.

No matter how old you are, how much you weigh, or whether you’re a great athlete or haven’t worked out in years, exercise can help keep you healthy.

You should check with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen, especially if you have been inactive for many years.

At Nano Health Associates in Hollywood and Miami Beach, we take a proactive approach to medicine. That means we want patients to take charge of their lives and work to stay healthy – and avoid illness and other problems that come as we age. Contact Nano Health today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how to become healthy and stay that way through exercise, diet and other techniques.

The Mayo Clinic reports that exercise is key to maintaining health, vitality and strength, no matter how old you are.

Aerobic activity helps you to:

  • Keep from putting on extra weight: Combined with a proper diet, exercise can help you lose weight and keep it off.

  • Bolster stamina: Exercise may tire you out initially, but eventually you will find yourself with increased stamina and less fatigue.

  • Fight off illness: Exercise can energize your immune system, which can reduce your risk of developing minor illnesses, including pesky colds and the flu.

  • Cut health risks: Regular exercise decreases the risk of developing myriad conditions. They include obesity, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, some cancers and stroke. Simple exercise, like taking walks, can cut your risk of developing osteoporosis.

  • Better deal with chronic conditions: Exercising can help decrease blood pressure and manage blood sugar. Exercise also can help you manage coronary artery disease.

  • Make your heart stronger: A strong heart does not need to beat as fast. It also pumps blood in a more efficient manner, which improves your blood flow to all parts of the body.

  • Maintain clear arteries: Exercising increases so-called good cholesterol, and reduces bad cholesterol. This can lead to less plaque buildup in arteries.

  • Improve mood: Getting out to exercise can decrease feelings of depression, reduce anxiety, and provide a nice and fun way to relax.

  • Help you stay independent as you get older: Exercise strengthens muscles, which can improve mobility as we age.

  • Promote a sharp mind: Just 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three days a week can reduce cognitive decline in older men and women.

  • Live a longer life: Studies indicate that people who exercise regularly live longer than those who do not.

  • If you are inspired to begin exercising, remember to start small and slowly. If you have not exercised for a long time, or have chronic health issues, talk to your doctor before you start working out.

Even walking for five or ten minutes each day at a slow pace is a good start if you have not exercised for years. But it’s a start! From there, you can slowly build up your exercise regimen over time.


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