Exercises are important if you want to stay healthy and active. Regular exercises can help elongate life and help you stay strong even in old age. Do you, however, know that not all exercises are good for you?
There are 3 main forms of exercise – cardiovascular, strength training and flexibility & balance training.
Cardiovascular exercises include walking, running, swimming, aerobics and biking. These help to improve coordination and increase your heart rate.
Strength training involves doing the following – weight lifting, resistance bands, push-ups, crunches, squats, pull-ups, weight machines. These exercises help increase lean muscles, improve metabolism and increase muscle strength.
Flexibility and balance training include backwards walking, sideways walking, heel walking, toe walking, and stretches. These exercises help improve posture and reduce the risk of injury during exercise and normal daily activities.
According to fitness experts, the best forms of exercise are those that combine strength training with cardio exercises (aerobics) but all these depend on your age, flexibility and balance; training is also required.
It is advisable to do exercises that compliment your body and help achieve the desired result. Experts say you should spend no more than 4 days a week at the gym. So, take your time, do it right.
Don’t forget, what you eat is as important (maybe even more important) than your workout!
What is your workout routine?