It’s been proven that exercise is fundamental to our well-being and to our health. Although many may claim that the best type of exercise is the one we enjoy, there are some forms that stand out among the rest.
In an in-depth research paper written by Harvard Health, they highlight the different forms of exercise and explain which ones are best for our health. These routines are very simple to implement into our daily routines especially for individuals who don’t like to exercise.
Aerobic exercises are exercises that increase your endurance and relax the walls of your blood vessels. Also, they lower your blood pressure, burn body fat, lower blood sugar and even balance out your cholesterol.
Researchers suggest about 150 minutes per week. Examples of these may include running, jogging, swimming and even dancing.
2. Strength Training
Strength training is not only important for your health but also enhances metabolism. It’s been proven that the more muscle you have the more calories your body burns and uses for energy. It is also amazing for cardiovascular health and inflammation
Examples may include squats, lunges, sit-ups, and pull-ups.
Stretching is great for flexibility, which we lose as we age. Starting and keeping a stretching routine is very helpful because it maintains our flexibility and aids in the reduction of inflammation of sore and tight muscles.
Examples include single knee rotations, downward-facing dogs, or other stretches.
4. Balancing Exercises
We tend to lose our balance as we age, increasing the tendency in us falling. Falling can be quite dangerous. According to a research by Havard Health, balancing exercises can help build back our balance.
Examples include tai chi and yoga.
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