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Three Types of Exercise

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“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
~ Edward Stanley

There are 3 types of exercise; aerobic, flexibility and strength/resistance training.  It is a good idea for you to start exercising once you have gotten acclimated to a healthy eating plan.  Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and a habit that you will want to continue once you have reached your goal weight in order to maintain that weight and optimize your health.

Below I’ll discuss each type of exercise, their benefits and examples of each….

#1 - Aerobic Exercise

•          can reduce cholesterol and blood pressure

•          reduced body fat-burns lots of calories

•          increased metabolism

•          strengthen the heart and lungs

•          can reduce stress

Examples:

•          walking

•          running

•          biking

•          swimming

•          anything that gets your heart rate up

•          couch to 5K is a good choice for beginners because it starts off very slowly and only goes to 30 minutes

#2 - Flexibility training

•          decreased risk of injury

•          improved posture

•          increased blood and nutrients to body tissues

•          improved coordination (important as we age)

•          decreased low back pain

•          decreased joint pain 

Examples

•          yoga

•          Pilates

•          Simple stretching

#3 - Strength training

•          help to build and maintain bone mass

•          change the shape of your body- especially during and after weight loss

•          burn more calories at rest types

Examples

•          weight lifting

•          plyometrics (using your own body weight) such as squats, pushups, lunges

Again, all of these types of exercise are important and should be incorporated into an ideal exercise regimen. You can begin each or all of them very slowly and build up to longer durations or more intensity.

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