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Exercising prevents several medical problems and should beperformed each day. In spite of thinking of most people that exercising issomething strenuous and time consuming; physical activity might be somethingrelaxing and fun. Walking is something that definitely burns calories. The numberof calories spent this way may not be as big as with running, but in combinationwith a normal, healthy diet, weight reduction process will start. There arealso aerobic exercises and stretching, which is not strenuous but can definitelybe included in fat burning activities.

Workout types

There are several types of exercises and all of those havebenefits for the human organism. Some of them are increased strength, stronger immune system,better functioning of digestive and respiratory systems, more energy, increasedlibido… As for medical conditionsprevented with the help of physical activity, we should mention joint problems, increasedlevels of cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes, heart issues. Cardio exercisingand muscle mass building are basic forms of exercising, which can be transformedin many variations.

Cardio workout includes running, swimming aerobic exercises,yoga etc. Actually, all those activities that include use of oxygen in a musclecontraction belong to aerobic forms. Oxygen prolongs the creation of lacticacid, which exhausts the muscles and makes us stop exercising after a while. Sinceaerobic exercises can be performed for a long period, they are excellent for afat burning process.

Muscle mass building is all about creating a muscled upbody. It is obvious that this type of workout is commonly performed bybodybuilders. Since for weight lifting a fast and explosive muscle contractionis needed, there is simply no time for oxygen to be present in the process, solactic acid starts building up almost immediately. That is why when high amountof weight is used; the number of reps in a set is usually from 6 to 12, not more.


Abdominal area is filled with muscles that can be bulked upeasily with the use of several exercises. Sit ups, crunches and leg raises arebasic forms that should be performed in order to create a perfect six pack.Side abs are somewhat more difficult to achieve but it is not impossible withthe help of side crunches exercises. Basic form would include crunches withraising only left or only right side of torso. This can be done with handsbehind the head and with trying to connect elbow of left hand with the rightleg knee.

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