As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, which also goes for your weekly exercise routine. The importance of different types of exercise extends beyond just alleviating the boredom of routine, but also helps you develop a well-rounded physical experience, keeping your body fit.
These 5 exercises will keep you fit and you should explore them now;
Cardio training (aerobic and anaerobic)
Cardio is probably the most popular type of exercise out there. Cardio is also one area of exercise that offers limitless kinds of workouts: walking, running, cycling, cross-country skiing, swimming, dancing, you get the idea. Anything that elevates your heart rate to a level above your resting heart rate is cardio.
Weight training (resistance training)
A common misconception is that weight training will lead to one outcome and one outcome only hypertrophy( Enlargement of muscles). But in fact, there are many goals you achieve through resistance training with weights in the form rep and set schemes along with the percentages of your 1Rm (1 rep max) that you are lifting.
Hypertrophy: Enlargement of muscles by increasing the size of cells in muscle fiber
Muscular endurance: Ability of muscles to exert tension over a long period of time
Muscular strength: The amount of force a muscle exerts in a single max. effort
Cardio training: Using weights or resistance to work your aerobic energy systems
These days yoga boasts as many styles of the practice as there are ranges of activewear brands. Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, hot yoga, vinyasa flow, Kundalini and yin are a few of the most commonly known ones. What all these practices have in common is the integration of body and breath through stretching, isometric bodyweight exercises, and moving meditation.
I hope you explore these exercises!