Aerobics Blog

These articles are about the benefits of aerobic exercise.

Exercise: Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Participants in any sport fall into one of three categories: competitive, committed or recreational. When it comes to fitness, it’s not necessary that you be competitive, but you do need to be committed. The cyclists on a recent 25-mile charity … Continue reading

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The Power of Stretching

I don’t think there’s any area of our bodies that generates more complaints than our lower back. By the time we’ve passed 50, most of us have had multiple periods of discomfort. I’m now 76 and my lower back problem … Continue reading

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Golfers Live Longer. Really?

A study based on data from 300,000 Swedish golfers produced a surprising result. The death rate of the Swedish golfers was 40 percent lower than for others of the same sex, age and socioeconomic factors. This translates into a five-year … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Heart Rate Monitor

A heart rate monitor allows you to determine what your heart rate is at any given time and a reasonably sophisticated model can tell you how much time you spend at various heart rates, called “zones.” You can get one … Continue reading

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Living Longer and Healthier: Can We Have Both?

Prior to the 1970s, the concept of healthy aging wasn’t discussed. It was considered a contradiction in terms, and the prevailing view was that people developed various health problems and eventually died from one or more of them. This perspective … Continue reading

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Exercise to Prevent Alzheimer’s: Better than Medication, Supplements and Diet

If a genie magically appeared and offered me one wish for a medical condition that I would be guaranteed to never contract, my choice would be easy: Alzheimer’s. I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone in feeling that way. One … Continue reading

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Less Time, Better Results

“I’m too busy.” Do you hear that from friends who don’t do things that are good for them, like exercise? What they mean is: “I’m busy doing things that I’d rather do than exercise.” McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, for … Continue reading

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Standing Room Only

In the past 30 years, we’ve become a more sedentary society. We watch television and spend time in front of a computer both at home and at work. Would you believe that the typical adult spends 90 percent of their … Continue reading

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