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Your parents, teachers, friends, and maybe other people have told you how good exercise is for you. In addition to helping you feel good, it’ll also keep your energy levels high and will enable you to do more things throughout the day without feeling tired as easily.
There are a few kinds of aerobic exercise available.
Aerobic exercises – This is any kind of exercise that gets your heart pumping faster and makes your breath harder and faster. If you provide your heart with access to this kind of exercise on a regular basis, you’ll make your body stronger and it will be more efficient when it comes to delivering oxygen throughout your body – increasing your stamina.
If you’re a part of a school athletics team or a local club, you more than likely are already performing some sort of aerobic for the recommended 60 minutes of moderate exercise on a daily basis. Some of the sports that are more than good enough to receive your aerobic exercise for that day from consist of basketball, swimming, hockey, rowing, soccer, and lacross.
However, if you don’t play team sports, you shouldn’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to get your daily taste of aerobic exercise, as a part of you and your friends’ activities, or your own. You can achieve aerobic exercise by participating in a variety of physical activities, like running, biking, dancing, skating, skiing, and hiking. If you start activities like this when you’re young, you will normally keep continue doing them as you move past college and get into the workforce making it easier for you to remain fit throughout your life.
Strength Training – Keep in mind, you not only want to exercise your heart and get your oxygen pumping, but you also need to keep your muscles healthy. Everytime you use your muscles they get stronger for next time, and you’ll increasingly begin to play or workout for longer periods of time in your everyday activities without getting fatigued (tired).
It’s also important to have strong muscles as they help protect your body when you exercise – they support your joints and help prevent you from injuring yourself. Additionally, muscle burns more energy than fat, so while you build your muscles, you will also burn more calories which in turn helps you to lose and maintain a healthy body weight.
Some activities you can participate in by yourself or through school include: For stronger arms, join the rowing club or if you’re in an area for it, skiing. Also good for building stronger arm muscles are the classics like pullups and pushups.
For abs, perform yoga, Pilates, or perhaps try crunches and rowing. To get your legs like Popeye, go running, biking, or skating. Squats also do the trick.
Flexibility Training – In addition to keeping your body healthy and losing you weight, another primary goal of exercise is also to remain flexible. This means that the more flexible your body is, the more your muscles and joints are able to stretch and bed with ease. People with flexible bodies care less about strained and broken muscles, as well as sprains, as they encounter them less.
In addition to making you less prone to injury, increased flexibility makes you become better at sports – some more than others. In dance or martial arts for example, it’s obviously a great advantage to be more flexible. Another sports that benefits from flexibility is soccer.
If you’re looking for a way to get and stay flexibility, your school probably has a wide selection of gymnastic related programs. Things like karate would be a good start, as would ballet (if you’re a female or male that’s comfortable with it) and yoga. If you’re not looking to join an entire program or sport just so you can get more flexible, simply doing stretching exercises a few more minutes before and after you workout can also help develop your flexibility.
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