February 1, 2009 -- Question: What are the benefits of aerobic exercise, and how often should I exercise this way?
Answer: The benefits of aerobic exercise are enormous. You can reduce your risk of heart disease, of diabetes and even some cancers. So aerobic exercise is key in those areas but also it's important to do aerobic exercise for weight loss and even maintaining your weight loss. So start with, if you're just working to improve your health, 30 minutes a day is a great place to start. Eventually, 45 to 60 minutes at least four to five days a week would be important to start a good exercise routine.