Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic Exercise plays a key role in weight control by actively burning off calories, and making physical fitness possible. The two parts of the term aerobic, which comes from Latin, mean:

AERO = Air = Oxygen and 
BIC    = Bio = Life

Physical activities that require increased oxygen intake are aerobic. Key benefits of aerobic exercise include the following:

  • stronger heart
  • stronger lungs
  • stronger body

For various choices to get aerobic exercise, see the Fitness Branch of our Food and Fitness Channel. Our Obesity and Overweight Section also includes the formula for balancing ‘Calories In and Calories Out’ for weight control.