Today’s exercise blog is the second part to last month’s Exercise blog on Aerobic Exercises. As with all exercises please remember to warm up before and cool-down after exercise.
Aqua Aerobics sessions are done in a swimming pool and are available at some fitness centres. It is a low-impact way to improve heart fitness and muscle strength without stressing the joints. It’s particularly suitable for anyone who’s pregnant, has joint problems and is overweight or unused to exercise.
Rowing is a low-impact alternative to running or cycling that can improve heart fitness and strengthen the muscles of the upper body, back and abdomen. You can enjoy rowing outdoors by joining a rowing club or hiring a rowing boat, or indoors using a rowing machine at the gym or at home.
Boxing is a good aerobic workout that also boosts upper body strength and helps you let off steam. Boxing classes are widely available in many gyms. Some classes involve sparring with a partner, where you take it in turns to hold a pad or pads while the other person punches them while wearing boxing mitts.
Others involve no mitts or pads, just air punching and other moves that simulate boxing training. You can also use a punching bag either at the gym or in your own home.