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What is the difference between aerobic and strength training?

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Endurance exercise like walking, swimming, or biking is aerobic, as your muscles use oxygen more efficiently to strengthen your heart and lungs. Aerobic activity increases your heart rate and keeps it up for an extended period of time. Strength training is usually anaerobic (meaning "without oxygen"), as your muscles work against the weight.

SOURCES: 

Health2Fit. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com. 

Mayo Clinic. 

FamilyDoctor.org: "Weight Training and Weight Lifting Safety." 

Health Day: "Weight Training Helps Women's Bones," Dec. 4, 2006.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Health2Fit. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com. 

Mayo Clinic. 

FamilyDoctor.org: "Weight Training and Weight Lifting Safety." 

Health Day: "Weight Training Helps Women's Bones," Dec. 4, 2006.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

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