Aerobic exercise is any kind of exercise involving the large muscle groups which stimulates the heart and lungs, making them work harder. It has a rhythm to it, whether it be dancing, walking, riding a bike or any similar exercise.
Aerobics are a great way to increase your fitness. They’re great for your cardiovascular system, and it’s easy to find kinds of aerobic exercise that you will enjoy.
Yes, enjoy. Stop thinking about a bunch of women in exercise outfits doing steps you just don’t understand in a room with mirrors on one wall. That’s only one kind of aerobic exercise, no matter how it’s named.
Of course, a lot of women do enjoy that kind of exercise. There’s something motivating about keeping up with everyone else, and the music helps to keep it fun too. Continue reading “Enjoy Your Aerobic Exercises”
One of the easiest mistakes to make when exercising is to forget to warm up. After all, you’re probably doing it on a tight schedule, and how important are warmup exercises after all?
A good warmup decreases the chance for injury. It gets your body ready for exercise, so you can actually exercise more effectively.
Warmup exercises do take time to do right. The exercises you need to perform to warm up depend on the exercises you will be doing, but you should always start out the same:
Start with about 5 minutes of light cardiovascular exercise. Do whatever form you like, but don’t start challenging yourself at this point. Walk or slowly jog on the treadmill, row with very little weight, ride the stationary bicycle with low resistance, that kind of thing. You aren’t trying to build muscle mass or endurance at this point, so take it easy. Continue reading “Don’t Forget to Warm Up!”
Here’s a quick exercise guide geared toward women. Try to have some fun while exercising. Turn on the music and get moving!
Start by warming up. Jog in place a little, nothing hard. You just want to get yourself moving and your heart pumping a little harder.
Raise your arms over your head, with your feet slightly apart, and get ready to stretch up. With your arms extended over your head reach up as far as you can and stretch to the right, and then to the left. Next, do four side stretches. Do you best to keep your arms straight, while stretching right, front, left, reverse and up. A towel can help keep the arms straight and support the upper back area.
Swing your arms. Standing straight with your arms above, your head and your legs slightly apart swing your arms down to the left, up, and down to the right. Do this four times and do two more side stretches once you finish. Continue reading “Exercises for Women”
Having your own home equipment to exercise is smart, since new studies are showing that families with gyms at home often workout more frequently. Exercise and fitness are essential to promote quality health, and having home equipment means you have fewer excuses not to work out. Of course, you should combine this with eating healthier foods. If you are working out but eating unhealthy meals, you are only defeating the exercise’s purpose.
One of the best rules when considering a gym at home is to consider your goals first, along with the space you can spare. You want it to fit neatly into your lifestyle, not be one more thing to trip over. You also want it to be something you will really use.
However, not everyone wants to burn fat, reduce calories or lose weight. Some people want to gain weight, or build muscle mass.
Some kits have bands, ropes, steps, pump-balls, and med balls, including in the package. Some include all the items listed and extend to offering pro audio systems, core training tips, wireless headsets and MIC, and more. The downside is some of these kits are expensive reaching up to thousands of dollars. Continue reading “Fitness and Exercise at Home”