Anaerobic species usually require little oxygen, but aerobic species need a free supply.
Other options for cardio/aerobic workouts are cardio spinning, swimming laps, speed walking, biking, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, playing tennis/basketball/soccer...even playing a game of tag with your kids is aerobic exercise.
For example, The American Heart Association recommends that most healthy people, "perform any moderate-to-vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week at 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate."
A 2010 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (304(20): 2253-2262) explains that aerobic exercise and resistance training were most effective at stabilizing blood sugar levels in diabetics and losing fat mass.
The interval training sessions created metabolic adaptations in the skeletal muscles, which enabled subjects to increase their aerobic endurance from 26 to 51 minutes, while elevating the intensity of their entire workout.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults need exercise every week and should do a combination of moderately intense aerobic activity and strength training totaling about 150 minutes each week.
It should be noted that the sneakers, although launched under the branch of Run Athletics, are really more like athletically inspired casual shoes, rather than shoes you want to wear for running or any high-impact aerobic activity.
You might not be ready to dramatically increase your exercise intensity, but by performing short segments at near maximum exertion, you may eventually be able to perform your entire aerobic workout at a slightly higher intensity.
The doctor recommended regular aerobic exercise to lower my cholesterol.
The aerobic benefits of kickboxing helped me lose 20 pounds in six months.