Fitness for Everyone!
Posted On Aug 06, 2018
Exercising is fundamental to a healthy and balanced life. Regardless of your age, exercise helps in many ways – protecting from diseases, improving energy levels, reducing the risk of heart problems, boosting mental health and mood, and the list goes on!
Choosing a specific workout routine can be hard enough but starting and sticking with it can be the biggest challenge. No matter your age or fitness level, the best workout for you is the one you enjoy the most. After all, if you don’t like your workout, how long are you going to stick with it?
Check out some great beginner workouts below and start your fitness journey towards a healthier you!
Deemed one of the best exercises there is, swimming is fantastic for your health. Whether you’re performing the breaststroke or playing Marco Polo with the kids, swimming increases your cardiovascular fitness while strengthening your muscles without putting stress on your bones, joints, and muscles.
This exercise engages all your body’s major muscle groups – from your legs to your upper body, core, back, and even triceps! Especially certain movements like dolphin kicks and flutter kicks focus on your core. Not only does it help physically, but a 2012 study published in the Journal of Aging Research suggested that swimming can help adults keep their minds as sharp as their bodies.
With spinning studios gaining popularity within the past few years, it’s easy to see why. The benefits of cycling are plenty: it helps improve cardiovascular health, metabolic health, cognitive performance, and improves posture and coordination and more. What makes this workout unique is that it’s a low-impact exercise that strengthens leg strength while not impacting one’s joints.
Whether you prefer to go cycling in the great outdoors or at your local spinning studio, consider this great workout for your health. If you’d like to include this in your everyday routine, consider making cycling your commute to work!
STRENGTH AND AEROBIC CLASSES
If you’re looking for a fun and energetic way to break a sweat, look no further. Group exercise classes are the best way to make new friends while working out. A 2017 research published in BMC Public Health notes that the social aspect of group exercise programs increases activity levels in adults over the long term.
From Zumba to boot camp to TRX classes, your options are endless. You can focus on cardio, strength, or a combination of both. If you’re nervous about jumping into a new group, ask a friend to sign up with you!