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.
- How do you stay awake for evening meditation?
- Do you find it easy to interweave your rituals in to the rest of your everyday family life?
- What is one lesson you took away from your meditation habit?
- Are you supposed to stretch every time you exercise? If so, are you supposed to stretch before or after?
- What kind of tasks do you write in your to-do list? Do you include basic morning habits such as drinking water, exercising? Thanks
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.
- If you have had a difficult time getting a job at some point, what techniques helped you get out of that rut?
- What are some good stretches to do in bed?
- What’s your favorite stretch?
- What stretches are the best?
- How do you prevent over stretching in a body that is hyper extensible
- How can I stretch/loosen up the muscle in my thigh without bending the knee? I cannot bend my knee right now due to surgery and my thigh is constantly tense.
- Do you find it harder to stretch first thing in the morning?
- When you stretch, do you ever do it alone as a practice in itself, or only as a part of another workout or exercise?
- Do you have any recommendations for stretches at work?
- How do you find ways to step out of your comfort zone?