Types of Exercise


While there are tons of different exercises and workout routines available today, it is important for you to pick the right one. Understanding the different types of exercises will help you make an informed decision.

Endurance or aerobic exercises: These activities keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy. Examples include brisk walking, jogging, swimming, and biking.

Balance exercises: As the name suggests, these exercises help improve your balance and strengthens your core muscles, lower back, and legs. Tai chi, one of the ancient Chinese exercise, helps older adults in improving their balance and lowers their risk of falls.

Strength, or resistance training: These exercises primarily make your muscles stronger. Lifting weights and using a resistance band are common examples of strength training.

Flexibility exercises: Doing yoga can improve your flexibility and stretch your muscles.