I believe that Nutrition, Spirituality, and Movement are the three pillars to a happy and healthy life. In this week’s blog article I am focusing on Movement and am sharing five different types or styles of exercise.
Personally, I love CrossFit! CrossFit is an amazing full body workout. CrossFit is great for both building strength and fat loss. One of my favorite aspects of CrossFit is the community with other CrossFit athletes.
Spin classes have become incredibly popular in the last five years or so. Spin is a really efficient way to burn calories and work your cardiovascular system. Another great benefit of Spin is that it is a really low impact exercise as it doesn’t put much pressure on your knees and joints.
3) High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a term that describes workouts that require short bursts of intense exercise followed by low-intensity periods of recovery. HIIT is a really time efficient way to exercise as most workouts last under 30 minutes. It’s also great because you can do many exercises at home!
Yoga is just about as opposite from HIIT as exercise can get. Yoga is very beneficial for both your physical and mental health. Physically, Yoga helps improve flexibility and balance. Mentally, Yoga is a great way to reduce stress, relax our minds, and increases calmness. I love doing Yoga to start or end my day.
Weight-training may seem daunting at first, but really, is very doable. The key is to build a strong foundation by starting with a low number of reps and sets while using a manageable weight. Weight-training can give you a great sense of achievement and accomplishment as you increase your strength.
What is your favorite approach to exercise? Have you tried anything new recently? Are you planning on trying something new?