There are lots of different ways to exercise. It is best to find something you enjoy. This will make it easier for you to keep doing it. You need to exercise regularly to get the most benefit.
It is best to do the following types of exercise:
- Activities that raises the heart rate for 30 minutes, five times a week. The 30 minutes could be made up of three 10-minute periods of activity. This type of aerobic activity strengthens the heart and lungs.
- Physical activity that improves muscle strength at least two days a week.
- Exercises to improve balance and co-ordination at least two days a week.
When exercising, do not push yourself too hard. At the end of an activity, you should feel warm and slightly out of breath, but not exhausted. With practice, you will soon find you are able to do more.