It is a known fact that exercising when done on a regular basis can improve your health and can make you feel good about yourself because it is during a good work out session that your pituitary gland releases endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that help you feel better and bring you into a state of well-being. This is just one of the many benefits that you can get from exercising. However, exercising isn’t as simple as it sounds like because there are various types of exercise and each type brings forth a different effect on the body.
Although all forms reap the same benefits in terms of health, the various forms improve different aspects of your body. There are exercises that aid to improve muscle strength and flexibility; other exercises are more focused on increasing your endurance while others are designed to help strengthen your heart and the rest of your cardiovascular system.
Now, because of the different effects that these exercise can do to you, we have conveniently categorized the various forms of exercise to make it more comprehensible and to give you the idea of why these three different kinds of exercise yield different results. The three types of exercise include strength conditioning, flexibility and aerobic and their differences will be explained further in this discussion.
Most health care providers would recommend the amalgamation of all the three different kinds of exercises however if you find it difficult to squeeze in all three in your busy schedule and can only make time for one, then it is advised to try out the aerobics exercise because from among the three, this one provides the greatest benefits in terms of health.
The strength conditioning exercises works hand in hand with aerobic exercises because it helps in strengthening the muscles. One way to do this is to undergo weight training by lifting weights or weight machines. Another term that shares the same meaning with conditioning exercises is resistance exercise which moves your muscles to resist or work against an object. To produce the same effects as those who do weights is to execute proper push-ups, sit-ups, leg lifts because these exercises can help strengthen the muscles.
An aerobic exercise is any form of activity that makes your muscles use up oxygen to keep it going. This type of activity follows a domino effect and it starts when your joints and your muscles are active, they deliver messages straight to your brain which in turn would command your hear to beat a bit faster than the usual and it also affects your breathing because it will also cause you to breathe faster, thus inhaling more oxygen. Since performing this form of exercise makes your heart rate go fast. In a way, it helps improve you heart’s pumping ability. Examples of this type of exercise include brisk walking, running, jogging, jumping rope, stationary cycling, rowing, swimming, soccer and basketball. It greatly uses large arm muscles as well as the legs in a repetitive fashion.
And last but not the least form of exercise is the flexibility exercise. One example for this type is the simple stretching because this helps you maintain the ability to mobilize your joints as well as your muscles. This is performed to allow you to move your joints to their fullest range of motion and it also prevents the possibility of stiffness which can become harmful when prolonged.
The forms of exercise mentioned above have only been categorized for the sole purpose of differentiation but the entire procedure or program in those three have not been stated here because each program for every individual is unique depending on the needs and the targets of the person involved.