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What Is The Best Exercise?

By LSE Health and ... - Posted on 18 July 2018

What Is The Best Exercise?
Whether you are new to working out or you're a seasoned gym-goer, you might be wondering if you are doing the right exercise?
If you are not exercising at all, the best exercise for you is going to be the exercise you will actually be able to do consistently.
Which means you have some research to do! Try anything that seems like you could get used to doing regularly without too much of a fight.
Consistency is key no matter what your goal is for health and wellness.
You may have also heard-- The best exercise is the exercise you aren't doing!
This is only partly true.
The answer actually depends more on YOU.
While it is normal for regular exercisers to get into a rut with the same workouts on repeat and need to change.
It's actually MOST important to first think about WHY you are working out.
Why are you exercising?
Think about your main drivers & goals motivating you to be active.
When you know why you are working out, it will be easier to be consistent and stay consistent, as well as select the best exercises to help you achieve your goals.
Once you are clear on your purpose-- your MAIN goal for exercising at this time, consider your personal preferences and fitness level.
What is suitable for you?
Choose exercise that is actually suitable for you-- including what you like doing.
If you hate running, then you might avoid this option and select another exercise suited to your goal.
When selecting exercise suitable for your goal, think about the five components of fitness.
The 5 components of physical fitness are used to guage an individual's overall fitness level and include:
Cardiovascular Endurance
Muscular Endurance
Muscular Strength
Body Composition
The good news is that you are automatically going to increase all of these areas by focusing on one of them-- they are interconnected.
How cool, right?
If your goal is to improve your overall level of physical fitness, then you should have a workout program that covers all the basis. 
For example:
Your workout program might include kickboxing or cycling three days a week for cardiovascular endurance. Perhaps 1-2 days of a bootcamp class or a strength circuit for muscular endurance. Another 1-2 days of a heavy weight lifting session for muscular strength. You might also include a stretching day or yoga class for flexibility and finally, a weekly measurement session to track your body composition.
If that is too complicated, don't forget you can always go back to the workouts that allow you to be consistent. Then you can gradually work these varied options into your program, one day at a time.
Remember to continue to progress and change your routine over time.
When your workouts get easy or you are bored with doing the same thing, you know it's time to progress into longer workouts, increased difficulty through resistance, repititions or a new form of exercise entirely.
Think about recycling or mixing things up with your workouts every 4-6 weeks to stay in tune with your development.
Knowing what exercise is best for you includes knowing your goals, preferences, fitness level and balancing that for your overall physical fitness!
The fact that you are asking this question means you are probably ready to change something.
What will it be?
Share this blog with your workout buddy.


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