The best way to reach heart and lung fitness is to do aerobic activity. Aerobic activity is exercise that causes your heart and lungs to circulate more blood and oxygen through out your body. The best methods for achieving heart and lung (cardiovascular) health is to use the largest muscles in your body which is your legs. This kind of activity not only strengthens your heart, but strengthens your leg muscles as well.
Swimming, dancing, walking, and bicycling are all excellent aerobic activities.Everyone of them uses your leg muscles and causes your heart and lungs to circulate blood and oxygen and gives you a great cardio workout. Each activity mentioned above allows you to go at your own pace and stop when you are overly tired. Of course, a little tiredness is a good thing. It means you are working your body a little more than usual and that is very beneficial to your health.
Doctors always tell people who are out of shape or people who have not exercised for a while to go slow at first and build up gradually to doing more. Do not go out and exercise as hard as you can. That is dangerous and will only result in fatigue and soreness. Always increase the difficulty of your activity gradually. Building strength is generally the safe way to exercise.
It is a good idea to vary your exercises so that you do not get bored. After all, you want to look forward to exercising. A new, fun way to get aerobic exercise is by electric bike or e-bikes as they are sometimes called. You can buy an electric bike motor kit for your regular bicycle and have it installed or do it yourself. It is installed in about two hours. It comes with a battery that you charge in your household electrical socket and it can go five-twenty miles on a charge depending on the type battery you get. Some e-bikes come on automatically when they sense you are pedaling harder and others let you flip a switch. The speed is from ten to thirty mph.
You can get everything you need to build an e-bike in one box. It is much, much cheaper than buying an electric bicycle. You can save hundreds of dollars by buying an electric bike motor kit and installing it yourself, or having the kit installed by a bike mechanic. A bike mechanic should be able to install the kit in about two hours. You can do fun aerobics for seniors without spending a fortune.