Methods of attaining physical fitness also vary from person to person. While many individuals rely on traditional exercise, other types of activities related to labor-intensive jobs, household work, and daily tasks can also contribute to one’s physical fitness.
This means that it is possible for people who don’t have much free time to become physically fit without hitting the gym or going on runs that last for hours. Low-impact exercises such as walking up and down the stairs and to the store, gardening, walking the dog, and cleaning the house can also help improve one’s health. These activities can complement weekend workouts or short exercise sessions throughout the week and a healthy diet.
Types of Fitness Exercises
What exercises can you do to improve your fitness? There are many forms of exercise that aim to improve specific aspects of physical fitness:
Endurance and Cardio. This refers to activities that aims to improve your heart rate and breathing. These exercises aim to work on your stamina and keep your circulatory system, lungs, and heart healthy. Examples of such activities include running, swimming, jumping jacks, and sports like boxing.
Flexibility. These exercises stretch your muscles and keep your body flexible to reduce the risk of injuries while exercising. Examples include forward and side lunges, cross-overs, knees to chest stretches, and standing hamstring stretches.
Strength. These activities aim to improve muscle strength and tone. Strength training comes naturally to certain individuals, such as workers that perform manual labor. Examples include weight lifting, hill walking, cycling, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, working with resistance bands, and heavy labor such as shoveling.