It’s best to include a variety of exercises in your exercise program that incorporate cardiovascular activities as well as strength or muscle training.
Cardiovascular activities are exercises that make your heart stronger. They include walking, biking, running, or using machines such as an elliptical trainer or stair climber. These activities raise your heart rate, improve blood flow and deliver more oxygen to your body. It’s recommended you get about 60 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day.
Strength training involves exercises that maximize muscle movement and endurance through repeated, weighted movements. Some examples of strength training include dumbbell curls, abdominal crunches, pushups and lunges.
The most important thing when it comes to exercise is to do something you enjoy, and that you will commit to doing on a regular basis.