Classified by any exercise which elevates the heart-beat, and requires additional oxygen
intake. Activities such as, running, walking, swimming, dancing, playing basketball
and riding a bicycle are just a few of the many different aerobic exercises.
Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights or weight training is not an aerobic
activity--it is an anaerobic exercise. Aerobic activities can slow a person's pulse rate, increase the volume of blood in the body, and
even result in more efficient breathing for the person.
Whether you are trying to gain weight or lose weight, aerobic exercises should
definitely be in your workout plan. Toning results from aerobic exercises
can often be seen within short periods of time.