Exercise is the best preventive medicine, which is freely available to you wherever you are. Not only is it good for a healthy body, but also for increased mental ability. It gives you longevity and resilience. The risk of early death is also lowered. Doctors advise that one should exercise for at least 30-45 minutes daily, in order to stay hale and hearty! Before getting started with exercise, one must know the best way to exercise and types of exercises beneficial for an individual.
How to exercise
Nothing helps to lift a person emotionally and physically as a hard workout. Physicians and health care experts all over the globe believe that exercise is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy mind and body. Exercise is now considered to be a form of medicine, which can help to prevent several diseases. It helps you to relax and keeps you happy. Here are a few tips about how to exercise:
Drink plenty of water before you begin exercising. While you workout, you will lose a lot of water from your body in the form of sweat. In order to avoid getting dehydrated, drink lots of water before exercising.
One should never begin with heavy exercises. When our body is not used to being stretched and moved a lot, heavy exercises and stretching may lead to strain in the muscle.
It is very important to warm up before you start exercising. Begin with simple exercises and then move on to the difficult ones as your body gets accustomed to the movement.
Get your clothes and shoes right
Wear comfortable clothes which facilitate your movement. Tight fitting clothes can prove to be a hindrance to your work out. Your shoes should also be very comfortable. One can easily get sports shoes and sportswear in the market.
After Exercise Tips
Once you’ve done the heavy workout, you need to do some calming exercises, which are gentler. Exercise makes you lose a lot of nutrients along with sweat. You need to make up for it by drinking electrolytes or glucose.
Nowadays many ready-made sports drinks are available in the market. You may also eat a banana or a protein bar, which helps to energize you instantly.
Types of Exercise
There are many types of exercise that one can do. We have listed here some of the most important types of exercise that you can do at home, in the park or at the gym:
Cardio workout may also be referred to as aerobic exercise. These exercises help to improve the blood circulation in our body. These include walking, jogging, climbing stairs, swimming, jumping jacks, riding a bicycle and jumping rope, cycling on exercise bike. These exercises usually last for a long period of time and they are relatively low in their intensity.
These exercises help to improve our stamina. They can be done only for a short time, since they are high in intensity.
These include lifting weights, running, squats and push-ups. A person who is trying to lose weight should include more of this type of exercise in his/her workout. These exercises help to burn a lot of calories.
These exercises help to build a better balance. When you can balance well, you feel very relaxed.
These include weight shifting, T’ai Chi, balance walk, standing on a single foot, side and back leg raises and walking from heel to toe.
These exercises prevent you from falling since they help you to master the art of balancing. They improve the body’s ability to control one’s position.
These exercises help to strengthen the muscles around the stomach and this helps to make the back strong. You can say good bye to back pain if you do this type of exercise.
These include sit-ups, planks, crunches and bridges. If you lose weight with this form of exercise, you can surely get defined abs.
As the name suggests, these exercises help to make the body flexible and improves its ability to move around freely.
These include Yoga, neck stretch, calf stretch, shoulder stretch, hip stretch, thigh stretch, chest and back stretch, upper body stretch and the most importantly dance.
You can follow an exercise regime that best suits you. No single routine is suitable for everyone. Each one of us is different and so is our body and its needs. Just move around and stretch as much as your boy is comfortable with.
Some people complain that they do not have the time to exercise. Doctors say that this is nothing but an excuse. If you really wish, you can fit in exercise in your schedule wherever you want.
You can avoid the escalator and climb stairs instead. You can go for a walk during your lunch hours. If you’re going for grocery shopping, you can go on foot if it’s not that far away. If you have a sitting job, you can still choose to stand for a little while.
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