You don't have to be a Lycra-lover to trim up with aerobics. In the simplest terms, aerobic exercise is any exercise you do where your muscles use oxygen. For example, running is aerobic.
Aerobic exercise is great for shedding the flab. It will also improve your stamina, strength and the efficiency of your heart and lungs. And, if that's not enough to get you grabbing your gym-bag, aerobic exercise is also considered to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis and some types of cancer.
So, when it comes to being wholly healthy and body-beautiful, Aerobic exercise is a winner, but it can also help with mental relaxation, easing symptoms of depression and reducing tension, anxiety and fatigue, leaving you feeling perked-up and in control.
Aerobics classes usually involve simple moves performed to high-energy music. The instructor will lead the class through a sequence designed to work all of the different muscle groups. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and trainers, take a bottle of water and prepare to sweat.