Ready to sign up for the gym? Great stuff! Staying fit and healthy is important. However, other than heading straight to the treadmill, do you know what workout types you’d like to try first? We’ve chosen 3 of the basics to get you started.
- Flexibility exercises
Exercises such as yoga are great for enhancing joint movement and your muscles’ range of motion. Focusing mainly on wellbeing, yoga builds on breathing techniques, relaxation and spinal strength. The benefits of yoga, such as improved brain function and lower stress levels, are experienced almost immediately after the session. Dedication over a period of a few months can increase sexual function, lower blood sugar levels in diabetics, and relieve chronic back pain.
- Cardio exercises
Looking after your heart is probably the most important thing you could do. As rhythmic workouts, cardio works on increasing your heart rate, and improving your breathing. The increased intensity of movements burns off excessive calories to increase the energy supply needed by your body. Cardio exercises activate the entire body, and the workouts can depend solely on your body’s movements rather than using machines.
- Strength training
Lifting weights is a great way to burn fat while building muscle. When engaging in strength training, it is important to remember that posture is imperative to reduce the risk of injury. Because certain workouts focus on specific muscle groups, alternating workouts will allow steady recovery, and you should train 2-3 times a week.
No matter the workout you’re ready to attack, remember to get clearance from your doctor, and take it easy to find what works best for you.
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