Exercise, in general, makes you healthier and, if done correctly, will help you attain your ideal body. But there are all kinds of exercises with different purposes for different kinds of people. I always say that exercise is easier when you find an activity that best suits your body type and personality. If you like what you do, it’s easier to continue doing it. Today, I’ll briefly go over some exercises that I’ve found effective, as well as some of the people they may best be suited for.
Swimming is an amazing aerobic cardio exercise that is easily accessible to beginners and professionals alike. It works out your full body and burns calories pretty quickly as a result - at a moderate intensity, swimming can burn 300 calories for an average person. This is honestly, really great for anyone, but because it’s easy on the joints, it is great for older individuals who cannot do joint training exercises. This workout is also great for the private exerciser who prefers to work alone.
Cycling is also a great aerobic cardio workout that helps build strength and endurance for your entire lower body. It burns less than swimming, but biking with resistance like up a hill can double your calories burnt. This exercise is really great for those who love the outdoors or certain bottom-heavy individuals who’d like to burn off some fat.
Tennis is both an anaerobic and aerobic exercise that builds your eye coordination and healthy bones. This sport is really great for those with hourglass figures (equally top and bottom) because having both lower and upper body strength is necessary to be quick on your feet and strike hard with the racket. It’s also great for those who want to exercise socially. Playing singles or doubles still requires other people to join in!
And finally, basketball is a great aerobic exercise that conditions your body and builds endurance. Due to the high intensity of the sport, basketball is great for balance, agility, coordination, jumping, running forward and backward. This sport is best for those who are not afraid of body contact or confrontation. It is also a great way to build some teamwork outside of the office.
There are a lot of other activities and sports that I did not mention but hopefully, I was able to give you some ideas for activities to add to your regimen or next gym visit. Don’t forget that you can have fun exercising!