(i) Aerobic Exercises: Aerobic means "with oxygen", and refers to the use of oxygen in the body's metabolic or energy-generating process. Aerobic exercise is a physical exercise that intends to improve the efficiency of the cardiovascular system in absorbing and transporting oxygen. In other words, an aerobic exercise includes lower intensive activities performed for longer periods of time. Pranayam, Yoga, Walking, Jogging, Swimming, Cycling etc. comes under this category which requires a great deal of oxygen to generate the energy needed for prolonged period of time.
(ii) Anaerobic Exercises: Anaerobic exercise is intense enough to trigger anaerobic metabolism. Muscles trained using anaerobic exercise develop differently as compared to aerobic exercise, leading to greater performance in short duration, high intensity activities, which last from mere seconds up to a maximum anaerobic metabolic contribution at about 2 minutes. Any activity after 2-minutes or so, whether it is exceedingly easy or immensely intense, will have a large aerobic metabolic component. Power Lifting at Gym, Karate and Martial Arts etc. comes under this category. It is used by athletes in non-endurance sports to promote strength, speed and power and by body builders to build muscle mass.
If you understand the difference between these two types of exercises, half your work is done. By now you might have clearly understood that you do not need to lift power weights in the gyms and run hard on the track in order to lose weight. Studies revealed that practicing yoga, pranayam, moderate walking, jogging, cycling and swimming etc. results in effective weight loss than by performing hard running and power lifting exercises. Dr. Raju has revealed some scientific facts on this which I don’t remember it now. According to Dr. Raju, when you perform moderate exercises the body gets ample time to convert those excess fats stored in the fat reservoirs into energy. Whereas hard and rigorous exercises do not give enough time to convert those excess fats into energy. It immediately takes the glucose available in the blood, Liver and Muscles in order to gain instant energy to perform the anaerobic exercises.
Studies revealed that 70% of body fats and 30% blood sugar are transformed into energy during Yoga and moderate walk, 60% of body fats and 40% of blood sugar during a treadmill walk and 50% of body fats and 50% of blood sugar during a jogging session are transformed into energy. On performing the anaerobic exercises like weight lifting and running etc. up to 80% of blood sugar and 20% of body fats are transformed into energy. Without knowing the fact, plenty of people workout breathlessly sweating all over the body in order to lose weight early. Whereas some people walk out for a few months and end up finding no results. They are actually burning enough fats with walk. The mistake they commit is with food discipline. What is the use if you burn those fats and take it back through food? That is the reason why I told you in my previous update, you cannot achieve your goal without food discipline no matter how hard you try. Moderate aerobic exercises combined with proper food discipline are going to help your cause better. I request everyone who read this to go through my previous update “Natural Ways to Lose Weight” to know about food discipline.
Friends! The mantra or principle of life is simple “eat well and work well” to keep yourselves fit and healthy. There are number of aerobic exercises like Yoga, Walking, Jogging, Swimming, Cycling, Playing indoor games like badminton, table tennis, tennis, volley boll etc. Each person has his own choice of taste or opinion. Pick up the choice of your own and start your workout. When you visit a market you find vast varieties of vegetables and each person buys the vegetables of his own choice according to his taste. Similarly you can choose any one of the exercises from the list mentioned above and start working out. I have chosen Yoga as I find it best among all the aerobic exercises on my research. Finally, I would like to say, be patient in your approach and do not expect to make changes overnight. The result will follow you soon once you stick to your routine.
Here I end up this update now! Keep watching the space for more updates….!