There are different types of exercises and you should try to expose your body to them all of them. Exercise increases your heart rate and moves the muscles in your body. Swimming, walking, playing football, or riding a bike are all examples of exercise that does these things.
Looking at fitness and your body closer up, your exercise should include something from each of these four basic fitness areas:
Cardio-respiratory endurance is the same thing as aerobic endurance. It is the ability to exercise your heart and lungs nonstop over certain time periods. When you exercise, your heart beats faster, sending more needed oxygen to your body. If you are not fit, your heart and lungs have to work harder during exercise. Long runs and swims, or even long brisk walks are examples of activities that can help your heart and lungs work better. Read the rest of this entry »