Aerobics for weight loss: Does it work?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 18, 2017
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  • Aerobics works on muscles by elevating your breath and heart rates.
  • You should use aerobics as a tool to help you lose weight.
  • It can help in expending excess fat from the body.

The health benefits of aerobic is no more hidden. If you trying to stay fit, aerobics can be one great option. However, how effective aerobics is, when it comes to weight loss? Well, people do join aerobics classes and lose weight effectively. 

Aerobic works on your muscles by elevating your breath and heartbeat rates. This type of exercise includes any physical activity that leads to these bodily changes.

  • Burning calories: Chances of expending calories increases with the number of muscles you are moving. The more muscles you move, the higher will be your chances of expending calories.
  • Aerobics type: Aerobic exercises mostly target the large muscles; thus, creating suitable environment for losing weight. Step aerobics, water aerobics and low-paced jogging make use of maximum body muscles. For instance, in jogging, a person makes use of all the lower body muscles and some of the upper body muscles. By doing this workout for 30 minutes, you can expend up to 300 calories.
  • Fat burning process: During sustained body movements, the body produces Adenosince Triphosphate (combination of fat, carbohydrates and protein). Fat is easily available in large bodies and is less complicated; it is largely used in the process. As a result, you get rid of large fat masses.
  • Intensity: Whether done at low, moderate or high rates, aerobics provides various health benefits. Some of them being, strengthening muscles of respiratory system, efficient burning of fat, improvement in metabolic rate etc.


You should use exercise as a tool to help you lose weight. It is very difficult to lose weight through exercise alone. When coupled with a right diet, exercise can be a very good tool to help us lose weight and keep it off. To get best results from your aerobic workout, it is important to exercise at least three days a week. The minimum duration of exercise must range from 20 to 30 minutes.

In addition to the mentioned benefits, when aerobic exercise of high intensity are sustained for long period, they help in expending excess fat from the body. If you are doing aerobics along with any other exercise to lose weight, make sure you control your diet as well. Avoid high calorie consumption by reducing intake of alcohol, sugar and high fat foods.

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  • Shital13 Feb 2013

    Nice!!!!!!