When planning out your exercise it is important to have the components of aerobics and strength training. When we talk of alternatives take a look at the type of exercise. Cardiovascular options are many ...you have to walk before you can run ...cycling is a great option. That is my opinion(Ahh you may hate cycling, so that may not be a good choice.)
You should decide what you would like to do ..If you have limitations ..a disease, hip, back or joint pain you may not be able to run. That is why it is important to understand the F.I.T.T. principle. The F.I.T.T. Principle in exercise is a set of rules that help you get the most out of your workouts. F.I.T.T. stands for:
- Frequency: how often you exercise
- Intensity: how hard you work during exercise
- Time: how long you exercise, and
- Type: what type of activity you're doing.
In the past a typical strength training workout included machines or dumb bells, today there are some Great strength training alternatives using Body Weight Resistabands or Medicine Balls. These workouts have been found to give you a tremendous aerobic benefit if designed appropriately.
In Summary it is important to look at the Type of exercises you enjoy or could enjoy...learn what limitations or muscular imbalances that can be corrected Then GO WORKOUT!
When you enjoy it you want to learn more ..knowledge will inspire you to get results.
This might help you get a feel for where to start it is here on Sharecare.
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