Exercise is a an activity that requires physical effort carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness or an activity carried out for a specific purpose.
Exercise consist of Cardiovascular conditioning, Strength and resistance training and flexibility.
Forms of exercise
There are different forms of exercise but it has been grouped into four forms. Basically
Aerobics, Strength, Flexibility and Balance.
It increases breathing and heart rate. Exercises that falls on these group includes
2. Bear Crawl
4. Mountain Climber
5. Stair Training
7. Butt kicks
9. Playing Tennis
12. Doing yard work such as raking, digging, weeding
2. Strength Exercise
It is impart for keeping the bones and muscles strong and helps older adults maintain independence. Examples include
1. Lifting of weight
2. Using Machines at the gym
It maintains good physical health. flexibility exercise can keep the body limber and help to maintain wide range of motion. Examples include
2. Stretching various parts of the body
4. Balance Exercise
It helps to improve balance especially in older adults because it strengthen and help protect falls. Example are
1. Heel to toe walking
2. Standing on one foot
Purposes of Exercises
Exercises are very essential for improving overall health, maintaining fitness and helping to prevent the development of obesity, hypetension and cardiovascular disease.
Benefits of Regular Exercises
1. Exercises prevents weight,gain and maintenance of healthy weight
2. Reducing blood pressure and cholesterol
3. Improving cordination
4. Improving self esteem and self confidence
5. It decreases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
6. It increases life expectancy
AT LEAST ONE SHOULD EXERCISE FOR 20 MINUTES A DAY FOR A HEALTHY LIFE
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