The lateral meaning of the word Aerobic is with oxygen. This word becomes more meaningful when attached with exercise i.e. aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is a cardiovascular exercise that involves continuous rhythmic activity and brings large muscles in working. In this exercise the lungs start working harder as the need of oxygen supply increases in the body. It helps in burning body fats faster than any other exercise. This is a complete fitness exercise. It is a group exercise performed with background music under the directions of an instructor.
Aerobic exercises increase your energy levels. These exercises help in releasing stress and tension. Your heart and lungs start working efficiently. Aerobic exercises also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The idea of aerobic exercises was first brought in by a physician called Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper who worked in San Antonio air force hospital in Texas. Later in 1968 with respect to the aerobic exercise introduced by Dr. Cooper, a person called Jackie Sorenson developed a series of dance routines to help improve cardiovascular fitness. So in this way aerobic dances and other exercises came into existence and gradually spread among the masses not only in the United States but in many other countries just in two decades.
Jogging, running or going out for a bike ride are all good forms of aerobic exercise. Swimming is also a very effective cardiovascular activity.
However when you need to lose weight fast you go for weight training. But the problem is that you cannot do weight training and aerobics simultaneously as it needs more time and will create difficulty too. The solution to this problem is usage of aerobic weights. There are two types, which are wrist weights and ankle weights. These weights can be used in many ways and become helpful in losing weight and that too in very short time.
Using wrist ankle weights is very easy but you need to be careful otherwise it might result in a bad injury. Firstly attach them properly and then check for they should neither be tight nor very loose that they slip off. Second step towards aerobic weight exercise is to warm up. You should feel comfortable enough. If you feel any pain in your neck, back or any other kind of pain due to the weights take them off immediately.
You can walk, run, jog and swim wearing soft wrist ankle weights. As per the name these weights are soft and this is due to the soft terrycloth interior. Soft wrist ankle weights are good in absorbing moisture and are non-abrasive. Due to their softness you can perform your daily activities very comfortably like cleaning, cooking, playing with your kids at home or going out for shopping.
Ankle weights are useful in doing sit-ups and leg-ups which exert pressure on your abdominal muscles and increase your workout efficiency. You can even swim wearing ankle weights, but make sure that you feel comfortable in swimming with them on. You can stretch with the weights and stop when you feel uncomfortable.