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Different types of exercise one can try and their benefits:
Aerobics mean physical exercise that requires oxygen. During such exercise, the oxygen is carried to your muscles in order to meet the energy demands. It is also referred to as cardio, meaning any physical activity that can be sustained for an extended period of time, uses large muscle groups and increases heart rate. A 30-45 minutes of daily aerobic exercise routine burns approximately 400 calories. For pregnant women, 15-30 minutes of aerobic exercise under supervision is highly beneficial.
Different types of cardio/aerobic exercises include:
* Cross training
* Walking (normal/brisk)
Its benefits include weight management or keeping weight gain in check, increasing stamina, fitness and strength, strengthening heart, boosting one’s mood, improving lung function and keeping lifestyle disorders in check.
2. Strength building
Strength training, also known as resistance or weight training, is a form of anaerobic exercise that involves the breakdown of glucose (sugar) for energy without the need for oxygen. The main focus of this exercise is to build and maintain muscle mass through the use of bodyweight or external resistance. It is ideal for people between 20-45 years of age. Body builders, weight lifters, athletes all benefit from strength training.
The benefits of strength training include increase in muscle mass for large groups of muscles like calf, thighs and arms. It also leads to an increased strength level in the body, controls increase in body fat and improves bone health. It decreases the risk of injuries and improves joint health, thus, reducing muscular imbalance issues.
3. Balance training
Balance training exercises are slow, controlled movements that engage and strengthen core muscles in your abdomen, back, and pelvis. Since instability, poor posture, and decreased performance may occur as a result of weak core muscles, regular balance training in daily routine improves that. Balance training exercises include bridging, planks, push-ups, and wobble board exercises. Pilates is also a really famous form of exercise for improving stability and core strength.
Performing these exercises benefits everyone and can improve a person’s ability to carry out daily activities with much ease, such as lifting heavy objects, climbing stairs, or standing up from a chair. It is also sometimes referred to as functional fitness. It highly helps the old age group, athletes and dancers, or those who have undergone lower limb injuries.