Top 5 Exercises To Get Your Heart Rate Going
Are you looking for ways to get your heart rate up, lose a few pounds and get fit all at the same time? – Well look no further. Here are 5 of the best ways to do just that.
Everyone knows how to run, and all you need is yourself. You don’t need to take any equipment with you, just a bottle of water will be enough. Running not only gives you a great cardio workout, but it also gives you a sense of freedom. You don’t have to be cooped up somewhere you don’t want to be, just put on your running shoes and go!
Running works as a form of stress relief too because it releases happy endorphins in your body that make you feel real good, and feeling good starts with a happy mind.
Cycling is a brilliant form of exercise if you want to improve your mobility, as it’s very easy on the body, but you still have the option to increase intensity if you wish. Plus you can go wherever you want to on a bike, whether you prefer a scenic route, or maybe you’re just riding to work.
If the outdoors isn’t for you though, you have the option of working out in the comfort of your own home, even in front of the TV if you want! Look online at what the best exercise bike is for you. Bear in mind you will be sitting on the seat for quite some time, so make sure it’s nice and padded and can support your weight properly.
If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junky, then climbing will suit you best. Whether you decide on doing it indoors or out, just make sure you are with some trained professionals otherwise you could get hurt.
Climbing uses a lot of different muscles within our body, both in the upper and lower region. – Even your fingers and toes get a workout! And by doing this regularly can improve your stamina as well as your overall muscle strength.
Aerobics can be a fun workout shared with others at classes, or alone at home with your DVD if you prefer. It’s a combination of different moves that are made to work the various muscles in your body, as you do them in time to some funky music.
It has been proven to lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure, as well as building your body up to be able to fight off infections, all while you sweat off the calories!
If you lack core strength and muscle, you should try your hand at boxing, because everything you do will be engaging your core at the same time.
Boxing can not only keep you fit, but it can also help you manage in your day to day life. This is because you learn discipline, coordination and you have an outlet for all your stress and anger. So the next time you’re feeling the pressures of work or home life, take a boxing class and let it all out.
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