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Variety is the spice of life

Variety is the spice of life

… and movement and exercise

Ideally we should incorporate the 4 following aspects into our fitness routine:

  • Cardio/Aerobic (e.g., walking, jogging, running, dancing)
  • Strength/Resistance (e.g., resistance machines, kettle bell, pilates, weightlifting, yoga)
  • Flexibility/Stretching (e.g., yoga, pilates, matwork, stretches)
  • Balance (e.g., yoga, tai chi, qi gong, bosu ball, dancing)

Remember that fitness and health are not just defined by a high heart rate from cardio.  Strength and resistance training keeps our bones and muscles strong as we age.   Stretching keeps our joints moving as well as our muscles. And balance is important as we age to help prevent falls and injury.

So yes, do activities you like to do but try to do different things to incorporate these 4 elements.

 

 

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