Exercise is the prime key to a healthy life. When you are doing exercise, it is not limited to just doing the typical and complicated ones at the gym, but doing balancing and stretching also, whether at the gym or home. Prior to making a decision about which exercise you should choose for yourself or which one will be better suited according to your health condition, read more about it on an online forum or consult with your healthcare provider for more details.

As we delve deeper into this post, you are going to discover about 4 main types of exercises and how they benefit an individual’s health.

1. Endurance Exercises

Usually, aerobic and cardio exercises are known as endurance exercises, as these are exercises that increase your heart rate and breathing. Some of the major advantages of endurance exercises include:

  • Reduced risks of various harmful diseases like heart disease, breast, and colon cancer
  • Improved health of several body organs, including the heart and circulatory system
  • Boost energy for performing daily tasks
  • Improved overall body fitness

Furthermore, the major endurance exercises that help in boosting the endurance of your body are:

  • Sports activities (playing basketball, badminton)
  • Climbing stairs
  • Dancing (Zumba)
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Jogging
  • Brisk walking

2. Strength Training

These are also known as resistance exercises as they primarily help strengthen the muscles and you feel confident about performing your daily tasks like carrying groceries or gardening.

If you are carrying out strengthening exercises, they will not only help your muscles to become stronger but also aid in:

  • Reducing joint pain
  • Improving your position and balance
  • Aids in weight control
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Improves bone growth

Such training exercises involve using resistance bands. You can get help from your trainers, and it is recommended not to exercise for the same muscle for two days in a row. Give every muscle some rest after the exercise session to boost the healing process.

3. Balance Exercises

Such exercises are mainly helpful for aged people as they help them to balance themselves and prevent falls. This includes special types of exercise, such as ‘yoga’ and ‘tai chi’. A popular example of such type of exercise is:

  • Single Leg Balancing

Stand straight with both your feet and hands resting sideways alongside your hips. Now start lifting your one leg and bend its knee as much as you can. Continue lifting your knee unless your thigh is parallel to the floor. Try in for a few minutes to improve your balance.

4. Flexibility Exercises

Exercises that involve the stretching of muscles are known as flexibility exercises. This helps your muscles to move in all possible directions hence improving muscle motion. Muscles that are not much in use can give you muscle cramps in older age. These flexibility exercises can help you in moving muscles and make you capable of doing daily tasks like tying shoe laces.

Bottom Line

Undoubtedly, exercise is the most effective way to stay healthy. Thus, everyone must have a habit of doing some kind of physical activity regularly whether at the gym or home. Do it daily and soon it will become your habit.