Forms of Exercise
Cardiovascular exercise burns calories, promotes blood circulation and strengthens the heart. A low-impact routine that places minimum stress on the joints is safe and effective.Good choices include walking, swimming and cycling.
Weight bearing exercise plays an important role in maintaining bone density and keeping the body strong. An effective routine would include exercises that target the major muscle groups of the upper, mid and lower body.
Good choices include weight bearing exercises like push-ups, sit-ups or working out on machines or exercising using dumbbells or resistance bands.
Flexibility exercises help to keep the body supple, flexible and free from muscular stress.
Good choices include Yoga, Pilates, Stretching exercises and Tai Chi.
The human body is an amazing machine. If we put in the right amount of activity levels and eat wholesome foods, we will start feeling fantastic. A good level of health and fitness is one that allows us to fulfill our potential, both physically and mentally. By looking after our bodies we empower ourselves, rather than limit our options.