Aerobic and Anaerobic Activities

By: Sam Block-3 4/27/15

Aerobic Activities

Includes all rhythmic activities that use large muscle groups for an extended period of time. Examples: Jogging, swimming, riding bikes, volleyball, soccer, tennis, etc.

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Is important for building cardiorespiratory endurance. They increase your heart rate and pump more blood throughout the body. Some daily activities we do that are aerobic activities are: walking up stairs, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, sweeping the garage, sidewalk, or patio, mowing or raking the lawn, carrying groceries upstairs, carrying boxes or furniture.

Anaerobic Activities

Involves intense, short burst of activity in which the muscles work so hard that they produce energy without using oxygen. Examples: Sprinting and lifting weights, football, certain track events.

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Improves muscular strength and endurance. The more the muscles work, the stronger they become. You can use free weights, exercise machines, or your own body weight provides resistance for the muscles. Some of the daily activities we do that are anaerobic activities are: jumping rope, hill climbing, interval training, isometrics, or any rapid burst of hard exercise.