Aerobic activities are a great way to lose weight and keep the body toned.Â Though the choreographed steps may seem difficult at first, once mastered aerobics will work the entire body. In one hour of performing aerobic activities you will burn between 250 to 500 calories.
The amount of calories you burn is based on the intensity of your workout.Â Aerobic activities keep the heart rate up and increase metabolic performance.Â You don’t need to join a gym to participate in aerobics.Â You can do it from the comfort and privacy of your home.Â The following tips will teach you how to have a result-driven aerobic experience.
Before beginning any aerobic activity, know what your physical capabilities are.Â Perform a self-assessment to determine if you need to start off with a low-intensity program or if you can jump right in to a high-intensity workout.Â As with any exercise program, speak with your doctor first, especially if you are new to exercising, haven’t exercised in a while, or are overweight.
Aerobics gained popularity in the 1980’s.Â Since then, the market place has become inundated with inexpensive aerobic workout videos available in CD and DVD formats.Â Pick one that seems to match your fitness level.
You will need to have the proper attire when working out aerobically.Â Make sure that your sneakers have the proper support and are cushiony and comfortable.Â Wear clothing that fits loosely so that you can move easily through the steps.
Choose a time of day which is conducive to performing your aerobic routine.Â The best time of day is the morning followed by late afternoon.Â Try not to exercise late at night as the activity will raise your metabolism and heart rate and make it hard to sleep.
While aerobics does burn a lot of calories, the program is only as effective as the diet you follow in combination with exercise.Â Diet plans are based on the individual’s needs.Â Some increase the level of carbohydrates consumed while others reduce fat intake.Â Speak to your doctor about what type of diet and aerobic exercise plan is right for you.