30 Days To A Healthier, More “Fitter” You Series! (Aerobic Exercise)

“When doing your aerobic exercise, go at a comfortable pace until you’ve developed more stamina” ~ Lee Handy

So far, we have addressed the five most common excuses for skipping exercise along with some ways to combat them.   

girlrunningYesterday, we identified where you ranked on “The Livings Level of Change platform! 

We also learned that part of the successful habit of moving your body, involves you rejecting the mainstream crowd and getting comfortable just doing what’s healthy, fun and enjoyable to you regardless of what the other people might say about it!  

Becoming a more healthy and happy person is the ultimate “goal” and the path towards your health and well-being. 

When it comes to exercise, strive for progress, not perfection. 

Today, we are going to talk about healthy living Aerobic exercise! 

Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate and causes your lungs to work much harder than they do when you are sitting on the couch watching TV.   Lol!

The main purpose of aerobic exercise is to keep your cardiovascular system healthy! It also burns calories and helps to prevent weight gain. 

There are two kinds of aerobic exercise.  

High impact and Low impact.

High impact aerobic exercise includes activities like running, dancing, tennis, racquetball, jumping rope and basketball – just to name a few.  

High impact aerobics involves movements which take both of the exerciser’s feet off the floor simultaneously.

This causes more jarring of the joints when your body weight strikes the floor again. 

This is why I call high impact aerobics – Airobics! hehehe 🙂

You should avoid high impact exercise if you are recovering from an injury or if you have not exercised in quite a while. 

Low impact aerobic exercise includes activities like walking, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling. 

Low impact exercise is more light, gentle and easier on the body. 

I recommended low impact exercise for people who can’t or don’t want to do high intensity exercise.

Remember not to fall into the trap of thinking you have to exercise for 30 minutes or more to derive any benefit from aerobic exercise.  

You can actually increase your endurance with as little as 10 minutes of aerobic activity a day as long as you do it regularly

I’ve worked with countless people who have all been successful in accomplishing this!

There are many aerobic activities to choose from today so just find something that you enjoy. Then get up and get moving! 

For example, after breakfast is a great time to get your body moving.  Put on favorite sweat pants and sneakers and head out for a brisk walk. 

Even if it’s cold, wet and windy, the fresh air will do you good! 

While you walk concentrate on your breathing and just placing your feet firmly on the ground.

This will help to calm your mind and banish all stress and worries

When you exercise honor the natural flow of your body, mind and spirit. 

Be patient and kind to yourself on a daily basis and keep your attention focused on making positive changes in your life! 


fitterHealthy Living Fitter-cise:

Allow YOU to be YOU and embrace the SPIRIT inside and know that you are Great!

Walk your path in PEACE and CLARITY as you are guided by the Spirit.  



Do you prefer high impact aerobic exercise or low impact aerobic exercise and why? I would love to hear back from you!

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Healthy Blessings,

 Gena Livings


  1. This is a pretty perfect time to debut this – considering the holidays are right around the corner! It will keep people in check! 🙂
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…Paris Hilton is Jealous of Spaghetti SquashMy Profile

    • Hi GiGi!
      Yes indeed! This is always a good topic to bring forward no matter what time of year!
      Healthy livings is all year long!

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  2. ZUMBA! I LOVE ZUMBA. Thanks for the tips.
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    • Woohooo Brook!! 🙂
      I LOVE Zumba too!!!
      Thanks for commenting today with happy exuberation!
      I love it!

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  3. Thank you for the reminder that even 10 minutes each day helps. I am currently waiting for a hip replacement so my movement is restricted. I try however to walk and stretch each day. Sometimes I feel stressed as I think it is not enough. However I am doing what I can and that is OK 🙂
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    • Hi Kama,

      Yes, what you are doing is perfectly okay! Good for you that you are walking and stretching a little each day!
      Staying active is helpful, as long as you don’t overdo it and keep checking in with your doctor!

      Healthy blessings
      Gena 🙂

  4. Lots of running here, as you well know. I also cross train with walking, doing the elliptical, and hiking. Not much of a biker anymore…used to bike for miles, but I got tired of getting a sore butt…LOL…darn seats.

    Great tips!
    Thanks, Gena.
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    • Hi Penny!

      I know very well all about those hard biking seats. LOL!
      I Love everything that you are doing to keep yourself fit and healthy!!

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  5. Well, I as going to say I prefer low impact until I read your list and realize that dancing is under high impact so I guess I’m a little of both.

    I love to walk and I LOVE to dance.


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    • Hi Kathy!
      Yes, dance is considered to be High impact but there are low impact forms of it too!
      As you already know, the most important thing is to increases your heart rate even if it’s just for 10 minutes at a time.
      This makes a “profound” difference in our overall health and well-being as long as we are consistent with it!!

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  6. Another great post! I’ve never been a big fan of high impact exercise, especially if you’ve not exercised for a while as you mention. But once we make a start on low impact, our stamina builds and we start to genuinely enjoy it. I’m really looking forward to getting back to my original fitness level again…and who knows, perhaps even exceed it.

    • Hello Andrea!
      You hit the nail right on the head!
      One we make a start on the low impact exercises, our stamina builds and we become more “motivated” and want to continue.
      When we build up enough strength and stamina with low impact exercises, we can then move up the ladder.

      Thank you for commenting!
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

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