Exercise efficiency is linked to goal you are trying to accomplish. For cardiovascular workout use walking or running . For balance, strength & stretching I like yoga.
All exercise is good exercise. Beyond that, it depends on your budget, interests and goals. Ideally, whatever exercise you choose, you should aim for something cardiovascular (that gets your blood pumping, your body moving, and makes you slightly out of breath) and something muscle building (something that involves resistance or bearing weight). This takes care of your heart health and helps build and maintain a healthy amount of muscle – everything you need to be healthy. I love running because it gives me space and solitude, and, beyond the cost of a pair of trainers and comfortable clothing, it doesn't cost anything. I feel the same way about walking. Both can be done any time and anywhere, providing maximum flexibility to fit them into your schedule. Swimming is great as it provides cardiovascular and muscle strengthening into the same activity. I also have some hand weights for muscle strengthening at home. Getting into an exercise activity as a sport and then working to get better at the sport gives exercise purpose and goals, and is a way to make exercise sessions fun. If you can, find an instructor, if not, there are loads of apps and online resources which are free or low cost. Experiment and see what you enjoy – deriving enjoyment is what will driving you to push your trainers on and get out the front door and doing it.
- What types of stretches do you do in the morning (if any)? Do you have a few recommendations that really work for you?
- Do you bounce or hold your stretch?
- What are good ways to stretch your feet and hands?
- Do prefer to stretch before sleeping or when you wake up?
- Is it best to stretch in the morning or before bed?
- What is your favorite way to stretch your neck?
- Dose any one have a really good stretching routine, because I would really like one but I have not found any really good ones that I can do at home.
- Name three sensations other than the physical burn you love about getting your stretch on?
- Bounce or no bounce in your stretch?
- What kind of stretches would you recommend for someone who has very limited mobility in their joints/overweight/unfit etc…