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05/12/2013

Exercises to Try

Filed under: Health — anlactunay @ 8:48 AM

Exercises to Try
What kinds of exercises should I try?
Before trying, remember “Enjoyment is Key.”

Try to choose activities that include all four types of exercise — endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility — because each type has different benefits.

Endurance exercises like walking, swimming, or jogging will make it possible for you to walk farther, faster and uphill.
Strength exercises such as weight lifting will strengthen your muscles and make you stronger.
Balance exercises like standing on one foot can help prevent falls.
Flexibility exercises like yoga help keep your body limber and flexible.

Doing one type of exercise also can improve your ability to do the others. Plus, variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury.

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http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseandphysicalactivityexercisestotry/faq/faq1.html

Some activities fit into more than one type of exercise; for example, some endurance activities help build strength, and some flexibility exercises also improve balance.

Your goal is to be creative and choose exercises from each of the four types.
Mix it up, and you’ll see the benefits!

Endurance. Exercises like brisk walking, dancing, or hiking improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. They can make daily activities easier, such as mowing the lawn or climbing flights of stairs.

Strength. Strength training—like lifting weights or using resistance bands — can increase muscle strength and help with everyday activities like carrying groceries or lifting gardening supplies.

Balance. Balance exercises, such as standing on one leg or doing tai-chi, can make it easier to walk on uneven surfaces and help prevent falls.

Flexibility. Stretching exercises can help your body stay flexible. They give you more freedom of movement for daily activities, such as bending to tie your shoes or looking over your shoulder as you back out of the driveway.
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http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseandphysicalactivityexercisestotry/enduranceexercises/01.html

Read More:
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseandphysicalactivityexercisestotry/flexibilityexercises/01.html

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