Exercise During The Summer – The summer is a great time to stay active with the warm weather and days made up of longer hours. However, although a large amount of people across the nation cherish every moment of the summer months and all the recreational activities that the glorious sunshine can bring, there are many who simply can’t wait for the fall to return. Some may prefer cooler temperatures and the lack of humidity, while others are simply not very body confident and lack self-esteem when it comes to their overall health and wellbeing, and how ‘in shape’ they think they are.
If you’re someone who isn’t especially happy with how you look and instead wish you could improve both your diet and physique, there are a few beginner-style activities and minor lifestyle changes you can make that will benefit you in the long run.
Pilates Exercises For Older Adults – Pilates is a perfect form of exercise for older adults because it is low impact compared to other forms of exercise, which means it is not as severe on the joints as most workouts. It focuses on breathing and quality-controlled movements, not repetitions.
Conventional workouts focus on how many repetitions you can do and how much weight you can lift, which tends to build short, bulky muscles, which are more prone to injury – especially in older adults.
Pilates works the ‘core’, elongates and strengthens the muscles at the same time, which, in turn, improves joint mobility and elasticity. In effect it is a kinder and gentler way to exercise for the older adult who doesn’t need to be beaten down.
Get In Shape With Right Exercising – There are two main types of exercise that your personal trainer will likely tell you that you can do, aerobic and anaerobic. The first one, aerobic, means with oxygen. Aerobic type exercise has an important distinction, it burns fat as the main fuel. Anaerobic on the other hand, burns sugar as the main source of fuel. Despite common myths, exercise does not have to be drastic in any way to provide massive benefits. Even if you choose light exercising, you will still burn fat.
Light exercise will clear out lactic acid, which is a waste of the body, and stimulate your cells to regenerate. To be sure that you are burning fat rather than sugar, it is very important to make sure that you are doing several things as you exercise.