Types of Exercises and the Benefits They Bring

Human beings of all ages, from infants to the elderly, must do exercise to keep their physical and mental health. Whether you do mild exercise or strenuous exercise, your body will always benefit from regular work-out activities, which have been credited for improving stamina, preventing illnesses and minimizing the risk of stress and depression. In this article, we will discuss about various exercises and their benefits.

1. Cardio

Cardio exercise is the type of exercise that is aimed for improving respiratory and heartbeat performance. It challenges the heart to work harder and build strength, so that it can maintain its performance for pumping the blood to all parts of the body and using the oxygen optimally. Besides, this type of exercise is also the best work-out activity for fat burning. Here are some examples of cardio exercises:

a) Brisk walking

This is a natural way for improving stamina, especially cardiovascular health. Brisk walking can also help to reduce the muscular fat around the joint areas.

b) Aerobic 

All kinds of aerobic exercises are good for health, not only cardiovascular health but also the general physical health, fitness and beauty. For optimum result, do it regularly and properly.

c) Running/jogging

Similar to brisk walking, running/jogging is a cardio activity, but it is more challenging than walking. This is also one of the best exercises for fat burning.

d) Swimming

Swimming and other water sports offer more than improving your heartbeat and heart condition. The pressure in the water produces resistance in multi directions, so exercising in the water will increase your voice and muscular strength.

e) Cycling

Another simple cardio exercise is cycling, because you can merely take your bike and pedal around the neighborhood or the park. Cycling improves heart performance, build strength and tone the body.

 

2. Shaping exercise(Shaping)

Don’t you want to burn all those annoying fats in your body? Well, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or going to the gym every day. There are a few things you can do at home and before long, you’ll be in shape!

a) Weight exercise

This exercise is great for increasing your muscle mass. Repeat the same move 10 times in one set. Take a 60-second break before you start another move.

b) Push up

While doing push-ups, we have to hold the body weight using our arms, so this exercise strengthen the arm muscles and maintain stamina.

c) Sit up

Sit up is another exercise to strengthen abdominal muscles. It can produce the flat tummy that we always dream of. This exercise is also good for the respiratory health because it trains us to maintain regular breathing intervals.

d) Pilates

Pilates relies on the breathing technique with the basic moves that focus on toning and shaping, especially for the abdominal area.

We hope you will all gain your motivation to start and maintain those fun exercise activities. But don’t forget to warm up and stretch before you start any exercise you like, to prevent you from injuries. Have a great work-out!

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