AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC EXERCISES
When performing a set of aerobic exercises you are causing the body to utilize oxygen in order to create energy. The oxygen is needed to breakdown glucose. Glucose is the fuel needed to create energy. However, the opposite applies to anaerobic exercises. In anaerobic exercises the body creates the energy without oxygen. This basically is because the body’s demand for energy is greater so that it will find natural body chemicals to create it.
Many people have a misconception that aerobic exercises are better than anaerobic exercises when it comes to weight loss.
Cardiovascular exercises such as jogging and skipping, do help in weight loss, but anaerobic exercises have a slight advantage as these exercises burn fat, post work out, even when the body is at rest.
More importantly, anaerobic exercises also target at building muscles, and in this process of muscle building, tend to burn significant amount of calories.
Aerobic exercise will have more of an impact on the cardiovascular and circulatory system. Combining the two would give the greatest health benefits.
Examples of aerobic exercises:
- Aerobic classes
- Kick boxing
- Jump rope
Examples of anaerobic exercises:
- Weight lifting
- Resistance machines
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