Here are some simple and easy exercises which we can do to keep our body fit and healthy are
- Push ups
- Chinese martial arts
Different types of exercise for maintaining good health :
There are four types of exercises. Each type of exercise is important in its own way, and doing all four types is the way to maximize your fitness. Four types of exercise are
- Aerobic exercise
- Strength exercise
- Balance exercise
- Flexibility exercise.
Aerobic exercises like brisk walking. Jogging, dancing and swimming increase your breathing and heart rate. They keep heart, lungs and circulatory system healthy and control disease like, type 2 diabetes, high Bp and may even lower the risk of cancer. This exercise helps to carry out your everyday activities easily.
Strength exercises like weight lifting and using your own body weight makes muscle strong. These exercises are called strength training or resistance training.
Balance exercises like standing in one foot, heel to toe walk and Chinese martial arts help control the problem in elder people. It improves your ability to control and stabilize your body’s position. These exercises are helpful for everyone including people who gained weight and pregnant women.
Flexibility exercises like shoulder stretch; upper arm stretch, calf stretch and yoga stretch your muscles and improve your range of motion at your joints. They improve flexibility and reduce risk of injury during other activities.
Practicing any one type of exercise is not useful for overall health. One should include all four types of exercises in their workouts, or can combine exercises together like doing strength and balance exercises together.
Benefits of exercises :
Regular exercise is important for happy and healthy lifestyle. Everyone from children to elder people gets benefited from exercise. Exercise boosts mood and wellbeing. Some important benefits of exercise are
- Controls weight
- Reduce risk of heart diseases, cancers and diabetes
- Avoids constipation and heals digestion problems
- Controls stress levels, depression and improve mood and overall wellbeing
- Improves physical strength and fitness
- Boost happiness levels
- Helps children maintain healthy weight and height
- Keeps muscles, bones and joints strong
- Keep our brain healthy and improve memory
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Promotes better sleep
- Increase strength and flexibility
- Increase self confidence and improves performance at work
- Gives fresh and glowing skin.