Aerobic exercises can be beneficial to your health and many require no use of exercise equipment. Aerobic exercises (also know as cardio) “requires pumping of oxygenated blood by the heart to deliver oxygen to working muscles” (adapted from medicine.net). The top 10 examples include are listed below.
- Walking. Check out the benefits of walking here
- Jumping Jacks
- Mountain Climbers
- Running Stairs
- Push Ups
- High Knees
Yoga is something that can be very relaxing and allow you to become more flexible. Some common yoga poses include, 1. Downward-Facing Dog, 2. Warrior II, 3. Plank, 4. Cobra, 5. Tree, 6. Triangle, 7. Bridge, 8. Chair, 9. Seated Forward Fold, 10. Corpse.
- Downward-Facing Dog
- Warrior II
- Seated Forward Fold
I had never heard of Pilates until this year when my friends were talking about it. To me it sounded very similar to yoga but there is a difference. Yoga focuses on improving your flexibility whereas Pilates focuses on relaxing your tense muscles and providing strengthening of many muscles in the body. This subject is very new to me and something I may consider beginning. I will definitely let you know how I like it! I read this article on a woman’s first experience with Pilates. You can check it out by clicking here.
Overall, you do not have to have equipment to do exercise. It can be done at you own home. It doesn’t hurt to research and try something that you do not know much about. For all you know you may love it!