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Question by healthobsessed93: How much aerobic exercise is needed to burn fat?
How much cardiovascular exercise should I do per week in order to burn fat off of my lower abs?
I’m only trying to shed little pockets of fat like love handles. I’m actually in pretty good shape, so I’m not afraid to try some tougher stuff.

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Answer by Toning Girl
Go for high intensity cardio exercise which burns more total calories and more fat as well.

You should cardio at least 3-4 times per week, for at least 30 mins per session, to burn off fat.

Here’s a guide on the best way to cardio to burn off fat:
http://www.perfect-body-toning.com/burning-fat.html

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Aerobic Exercises

Aerobic exercise is a long duration, lower intensity activity which increases your oxygen consumption, makes your heart and lungs work harder, and results in increased endurance. Swimming, brisk walking, running are common Aerobic exercises. 

Aerobic exercise is one of the key ingredients to a healthy body. It is also a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It is best if you’re trying to lull yourself to sleep at night. It is one of the best high impact cardiovascular exercises that you can do for your body.
 
Aerobic exercise is the only form of exercise that burns fat, thus helping to lose fat weight. It is better for blood pressure than resistance exercise. These exercises are usually of moderate intensity, about 60-80% of maximum exertion, for the duration of at least 15 or 20 minutes and burns primarily fat (fatty acids) for fuel.

It is perhaps the answer to turn the body into a lean and mean machine, brimming with energy and strength. It  is a type of exercise in which muscles draw on oxygen in the blood as well as fats and glucose that increase cardiovascular endurance. 
 
Remember, if your aim is to get a six pack, a healthy eating regime, along with aerobic exercise is also required. The simplest and most common form of water aerobic exercise is swimming. 
 
The main benefit is that Water aerobic exercise is a safer and healthier aerobic exercise simply because this aqua exercise does not strain the bone, joint and body muscle. Water aerobic exercise is also known as aqua aerobic exercise. For those who hate the feeling of sticky perspiring body, water aerobic exercise is a good alternative. 
 
Recommended intensity of aerobic exercises is within 60 to 90 percent of your maximum heart rate. The number of calories you’ll burn during aerobic exercise is affected by your body weight, the intensity of your workout, your conditioning level, and metabolism, so burn rates are only an estimate. (Maximum heart rate is equal to 220 minus your age). 
 
While aerobic exercise is the best way to improve cardiovascular fitness, weightlifting is the best way to strengthen muscles and bones and build muscle mass. Regular exercise is a key to maintaining a nontoxic body in our toxic environment.
 
 
Aerobic exercises and Muscles
 
Aerobic literally means “with oxygen”, and refers to the use of oxygen in muscles’ energy-generating process. Muscle soreness and discomfort are normal symptoms of strength training, and may be delayed as long as 48 hours after training. Muscle cells have many mitochondria, which allow them to respond quickly to the need for doing work. Muscle burns more calories at rest than other bodily tissues, though just how much is debatable.  
 
Practice of aerobic exercises will help you develop stronger leg and hip muscles and it will do wonders for your cardio-respiratory fitness level as well. Start with the largest muscles and work your way up to the smallest. Your largest muscle is your hips and your smallest muscles are your arms. 
 
Some important facts about fat: Fat will not turn into muscle, nor muscle into fat. 
 
Any activity involving the major muscle groups can be aerobic, such as swimming, running, or brisk walking. “But the biggest change in metabolism (in women at midlife and later) comes from loss of muscle mass. Women and men lose muscle as they age, which is why it is recommended that everyone strength train two to three days a week to keep the muscles strong. 
 
Oxygen
 
Oxygen, fats, and glucose are used to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the basic fuel for all cells. Oxygen aids the functioning of every body system. Aerobic literally means “with oxygen”, and refers to the use of oxygen in muscles’ energy-generating process. In such exercise, oxygen is used to “burn” fats and glucose in order to produce adenosine triphosphate, the basic energy carrier for all cells. Good circulation is a boon to every inch, providing oxygen and nutrients to the cells. 
 
Aerobic exercise can be defined as the one, which involves the use of oxygen to produce energy, whereas anaerobic exercise makes the body to produce energy without using oxygen. While oxygen is used to break down glucose by aerobic exercise, the anaerobic exercises make use of phosphocreatine, stored in the muscles, for the process.
 
Aerobic exercises improve the circulation of blood and transportation of oxygen in the body reduces blood pressure and burns fat. It is a type of exercise in which muscles draw on oxygen in the blood as well as fats and glucose that increase cardiovascular endurance. 
 
By: Pradeep Mahajan

Pradeep Mahajan – Author is a free-lance writer. He is an engineer-MBA and management consultant by profession & practice. Visit http://www.health-fitness-wellness.com for more useful information on health, fitness & wellness.

In this video I take you through an excellent 10-minute aerobic cardio workout that you can do right in your own home any time it is convenient. I recommend you do this every day if you are trying to lose weight or even just to reduce stress. Doing regular cardio exercise is so important for a healthy heart, and overall fitness of your body. Cardiovascular exercise is any type of exercise that increases the work of the heart and lungs which is what you will do in this video. My routine is comprised of 5 different energizing cardio exercises that will get your heart pumping and you burning calories. I do the exercises right along with you so you can see proper form with your arms, legs and feet, and stay motivated. I will go through the five exercises 3 times for a total of 10 minutes. Want more cardio workout exercise; simply replay the tape and you will now have a 20 minute workout. Replay it again and you have a 30 minute workout! That’s quite a challenge!!! Put your own favorite music on while you are exercising along with me for even more fun.Please remember to subscribe because I have so much more to come; something helpful and of interest to everyone. Thanks so much for viewing! www.facebook.com To purchase a YouTips4U custom-designed T-Shirt please click here: cgi.ebay.com To visit me at my blogspot, please click here: www.youtips4u.blogspot.com

Aerobic dance. The background music is All Around The World by Zippers. ps I am not the maker of the footage. It was obtained from other place and I forget the original source of it. As for the music, I have tried to find but I can’t find the mp3 for it.
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