Aerobics- How much is enough?

  • By Team TDO

Aerobics is a form of cardio exercise, and is considered one of the best ways to get your body in momentum and shape.However, knowing just this is not enough. You definitely need to know how much you need to do.

The old belief goes – the more you sow, more you reap. But that’s not always true.

Long and boring aerobic sessions will do no good. Prolonged low-intensity exercises give you minimal gains, disproportional to the time you invest. So, if you want to burn more fat,go for higher intensity exercises.

Medium to high intensity ideally means pumping up about 70-85% of our maximum heart rate for duration of 30 to 40 minutes. However, a shorter interval does not give sizeable results and a longer one may have unpleasant effects on muscles.

If you have limited time, go for time-efficient exercises like hill sprints. If your aim for maximum fat loss, try two sessions in the same day of about 30 minutes each.To burn a lot of fat you will need sufficient intensity and duration.

A high intensity is excellent for exciting results, but is unsafe too. Injuries, overexertion, overstraining, and muscle loss could be some of the unpleasant consequences.

The question remains: how much should I exercise? In order to keep fit with normal resting heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol with adequate aerobic capacity the duration of 15 to 20 minutes is sufficient.Yes you heard it right. Only 15-20 minutes.

So, give no more excuses like how you have little time and low energy, and start exercising!