Hello moms, are you always feeling tired and out of energy? If yes then you might need some exercise! I know how it sounds; you are exhausted after juggling kids, work and everything else and all you want to do is lay down, exercise is the last thing on your mind right? Rest is good and so is exercise too. Exercise has a lot of health benefits; one of which is surplus of energy.
Today I will be writing about different types of exercise and how they impact health. Moms are always so busy that they find it hard to find time for exercise. Exercise do not have to be done in a gym; you can exercise at home or outdoors in a park.
Types of exercises
Aerobic exercise (cardiovascular exercise) is the type of exercise that strengthens the cardio respiratory system. This type of exercise works large groups of muscle and require a lot of oxygen thus the name aerobic exercise. The lungs works hard to provide the oxygen necessary to sustain this kind of exercise. Aerobic exercise involves rhythmic activity like running, cycling, step aerobic and jump roping. This kind of exercise needs to be sustained for about 20 minutes. For more information on this topic, visit Aerobic for information about aerobic, the benefits of aerobics, types of aerobics, exercises, aerobic videos and photos.
It feels good to stretch those muscles and release some kinks here and there. Flexibility exercises increases your range of motion and the ease of movement of your joints. Flexibility exercises are good after any intensive activity. Stretching help nutrients reach you muscles. Stretching/ flexibility exercises prevents you muscles from getting too tight and shortening. There are many types of stretching but the most recommended is a static stretch where you flex and hold your post for sometime before releasing. The American heart association have plenty of information on this topic, with details on a variety of stretching exercises.
Stability exercises help with posture by enhancing body alignment while resisting unwanted motion from bones and joints. Stability exercises strengthen the muscles of your trunk. Types of stability exercises include agility, balance and core strength. Agility is your ability to walk fast and easily; it can be achieved by using drills with obstacles you have to stir away from. The ease with which you move around these obstacles is a measure of your agility. Balance exercises are great at improving your confidence, especially in older adults. You can balance on one leg, you can also shift your weight from leg to leg and finally you can use an unbalanced surface to make it more challenging. WEB MD have some great information on of-balance core training.
The word anaerobic means without oxygen. With this kind of exercise, your muscle generates a lot of energy in short burst. It is very high intensity exercise that is usually done in a short period of time. Examples of anaerobic exercise include weight lifting, sprinting and plyometric. I will not recommend this kind of exercise for new moms but if you are interested, livestrong.com have some great information on this topic.
I hope these exercises can help you stay a healthy mom. Thank you for reading. Please leave a comment.