Exercising is the best way to get in shape. You can pretty much do whatever activity you enjoy; the key is to exercise at your own pace. For example, if you like to run, a beginner should run slower and shorter distances. A more advanced runner will want to run longer and include sprints and hill work.
For more specific exercises at different fitness levels:
If you’re a beginner at exercise, some great and fun activities to try are:
- Aerobic videos/classes for beginner’s level
- Bike riding
- A jog/walk program
If you’re more advanced, consider:
- Cross-country skiing
- Hiking over steep terrain
- Spinning or mountain biking
- Advanced exercise videos/classes
Strength training is another important part of your fitness and health. You can use:
- weight machines
- free weights
- medicine balls
- bands, or
- your own body weight
Don’t forget flexibility and balance. Do your own gentle stretches after your workouts. Take classes in yoga or Pilates.
Remember, it’s always important to listen to your body and go at your own pace in order to prevent injury.
What exercises are you doing this week?