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Aerobic Exercises for Obese People

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Please review and confirm that you wish to publish this article Comments from the Content Evaluator: Several style, syntax errors. Intro doesn't follow through: why wouldn't running be an option? And why are low-impact options better? Cycling may not be a comfortable option for obese persons. Steppers should include a caution for knee joint problems. Last section lumps Pilates and yoga in with aerobics, presumably meaning aerobic dance or step classes - but these are high-impact. While it's possible to raise heart rate to aerobic levels with certain Pilates moves, it's difficult with yoga at a beginner level. 10/16/2013


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Approximately Americans are obese, according to *. (Ref. _) Obesity is defined as* . Losing weight offers many benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other long-term conditions. (Ref. 1) Engaging in aerobic exercise, **, for at least 150 to 200 minutes a week at a moderate to vigorous intensity can help you lose weight, especially if you also reduce your food intake. (Ref. 1) Choosing the right aerobic exercise will depend on many factors, including your general health, age, injuries, illnesses, and . If you need to lose a great deal of weight, you may need to exercise** . The ideal form of aerobic exericse will also be convenient and enyouable enought that you will want to _.

If you are pregnant, new to exercising, elderly or have a condition that limits mobility, you may want to consider low-impact exercises such as swimming or cycling instead of high-impact exercises such as running or playing tennis.

Exercises vary in intensity as well as in the impact on the bones and joints. The intensity of the workout affects your ability to talk because . While aerobic exercises such as dancing, running and playing team sports can provide a high intensity workout, they can also damage the bones and joints as your body repeatedly strikes the ground. Low-impact exercises, on the other hand, cause less stress on the musculoskeletal system.On the other hand, low-impact exercises do not improve bone strength When choosing an aerobic activity, think about your general fitness level, your lifestyle and your goals. If, for example, you have not exercised for years and are concerned about injuries, ask your doctor which

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If your current lifestyle involves little aerobic exercise, consider slowly adding activities that get your heart pumping a little more than usual to avoid injuring or overexerting yourself. These activities might include taking a short walk after each meal or climbing the stairs ___. (Ref. 7) pedometer, arm exercises Walking

Aerobic exercises that involve jumping, running, Running, jumping and playing tennis are high-impact activities that can injure your bone, joints or spine as your feet strike the ground over and over again. To reduce the damage to your body, choose low-impact exercises such as walking instead. Many types of aerobic exercise are high-impact activities that involve jumping, running or If your chosen form of exercise is running, playing tennis or danciIf you enjoy high-impact exercises such as aerobic dancing, running or team sports but want to prevent injuries, several try walking can be adapted or One way to reduce the impact of exercise on the body is to no jumping, step ups outside or inside path Water Exercise

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Marcy Brinkley's articles about health care and legal issues have appeared in "Texas Health Law Reporter" and the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in business administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Comments to the Reviewer Edit Draft Submit for Review

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