For a healthy workout routine, one should incorporate 4 key exercises: strength, flexibility, balance and endurance training. Maintaining your health and staying physically active is best thing you can do for yourself. If you regularly train your strength, flexibility and balance, the next step is to add endurance training.
Also called aerobic exercise, endurance exercises don’t always need to be done every day. Endurance training should be done as a long-term goal. Some examples of endurance training exercises include: speed walking, running, dancing, swimming, and biking. Adding these exercises to your workout routine most days out of the week can greatly increase lung capacity and heart rate. It also keeps your heart, lungs and circulatory system healthy which improves overall well-being. By adding endurance training to your workout, you can decrease the risk of health issues like heart disease or stroke.
Building endurance makes it easier to carry out many of your everyday activities. Gradual build up is key to having a lot of endurance. If you are just starting out with this exercise, rushing to get endurance will most likely over exert your body. It is recommended to start out with a 10 to 15-minute exercise and then work from there. Eventually you can get to the point where you can sustain an exercise for a longer period of time. A good goal to work up to is practicing endurance training 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming, and biking will all be made easier after extensive endurance training.
Endurance exercises are great for the heart and make other exercises easier to perform as you increase your endurance. To see if endurance training is right for you, please consult your doctor.
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Article written by William Graves.