Aerobic Exercises/2

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

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

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

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.

Non-contact Boxing

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.


25 Nov, 2017

2 thoughts on “Aerobic Exercises/2

  1. I enjoy reading your exercise blogs. They are informative without being complicated. We can all do with a little more aerobic exercise.

    I try and go for a walk every day, but sometimes struggle if the weather is bad. Yesterday I suggested to a friend that we both join a gym. That way we might be motivated better.

    I’m not so sure it will work out, but I’m gong to pester him about it anyway!

    1. Thanks. Yes, unless we’re self-motivators, particularly around exercise, I think it does help to exercise with a friend. It’s a good way to encourage each other and offer motivation.

      Going to the gym is a good idea, particularly when the weather is bad. I hope that works out for you.

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