Aerobic fitness is a body's ability to end and sustain an activity that causes the heart to work at 70 to 80 percent for a prolonged time. Aerobic activities include walking, running, stair-climbing, swimming, dancing and cycling as well as many others; anything that elevates the heart to an aerobic level and maintains it for a minimum of 12 minutes.

Aerobic activities provide oxygenation of the blood, muscles and organs which strengthens the body overall.

A body's ability to end heightened levels of activity is an important part of life in general but can be the difference in the ability to survive a crisis situation such as floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Being aerobically fit can help you to survive a crisis as well as helping others to survive. Although this may be the extreme of the benefits, the list of benefits goes on.

Aerobic fitness has many healthy benefits including healthier cardiovascular and circulatory systems, and the ability to metabolize body fat more efficiently; additionally most people sleep better and live fuller lives A person's level of fitness is related to the health of the person.

With over millions of people world wide dying from coronary artery disease already it is essential that people strive for aerobic fitness and maintain the lifestyle. A lifestyle that includes aerobic activities has a reduced risk of heart disease and heart attack. Aerobics is also an important part of recovery from a heart attack.

Why do not you give aerobics a try and see the good it can do for you.