Aerobic Exercise Directory
Aerobic exercise (cardio) is activity that strengthens the lungs and heart and improves your body's ability to use oxygen. It can improve your heart rate and blood pressure as well as your breathing. Good examples of aerobic activity are swimming, walking, jogging, bicycling, and running. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how aerobic exercise benefits your body, types of exercises, and much more.
Plyometrics: What It Is and How to Do It
Everything you need to know about a plyometrics workout.
Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis-Topic Overview
Exercise can reduce pain and improve function in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition,exercise may help prevent the buildup of scar tissue,which can lead to weakness and stiffness. 1 Exercise for arthritis takes three forms: stretching,strengthening,and conditioning. Stretching involves moving joint and muscle groups through and slightly beyond their normal range of motion ...
Walking as Aerobic Exercise-Topic Overview
Walking is a popular aerobic activity. It is easy to do,you don't need special equipment,and it can be done almost anywhere. To get aerobic benefit,you must walk briskly-fast enough to make your pulse and breathing increase,but not so fast that you can't talk comfortably. Some people start by walking daily during lunch or after work. Others start more gradually,with a 10- to 30-minute ...
Kris's Story: Getting Active With No Excuses-Kris's story
When Kris retired several years ago,she decided that she was out of excuses. It was time to make time to get fit and stay fit. "I knew I needed to do something. I felt like all my muscles were starting to atrophy. Now I feel like I'm so much more toned. I'm not buff,but I'm toned. I can definitely feel the difference." She chose working out at her local YMCA gym as a way to increase her ...
Burn Calories With Interval Training
Boost your results with these high-intensity exercises.
How do I work out on a trampoline?
Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!
4 Cardio Workouts: Elliptical, Treadmill, Stationary Bike, Rowing Machine
Shake up your same old, same old exercise routine by trying these cardio workouts. You'll do intervals that are sure to challenge you and burn calories.
Zumba: Fun Is Secret Ingredient of Latin Dance Workout
Zumba, an aerobic dance class set to South American beats, is hot in health clubs and exercise studios from Miami to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.
Partner Stair Drill
Take turns with a partner and get fit using a staircase.
Get some outdoors time with this calorie-burning sprint routine.
10-Minute Strength and Cardio Workout
Make the most of your time with this strength-building, calorie-burning routine.
Video: How to Check Your Heart Rate
Press through these steps and learn to monitor your pulse.