You are a beginner so you need not worry about lifting heavy weights and sweating out inconvenient regimes. First and foremost, you should work out as much as your body allows you to and gradually stretch yourself. General exercises recommended for beginners would include:
- Cardio (minimum amount of activity): At least 150 minutes of sufficient cardio throughout the week. It can further be switched with at least 75 minutes of intense cardio throughout the week or a combination of both.
- Strength training (highly recommended): These are the set of exercises that involve major muscle groups on two or more days a week.
- For extra health benefits: Minimum cardio should be increased by an additional 300 minutes per week or 150 minutes of cardio per week.
This may sound like a lot of time, but you always adjust it according to your plans for the day.
Let’s check out the list of exercises we can easily do, without straining ourselves.
TYPES OF EXERCISES
Cardio: Anything that tends to raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster than usual, comes under cardio. However, it usually refers to activities aimed at improving your strength and endurance, such as:
- Moderate cardio: Brisk walking, dancing, jogging, cycling, swimming
- Intense cardio: Running, fast cycling, brisk walk up a hill, swimming laps
- Strength training: Activity that makes use of resistance to build muscular strength can be beneficial.
- Flexibility & mobility training: Workouts focused on upholding and improving inactive range of motion and active range of motion during movement.
- HIIT: High-intensity interval training consists of intense bursts of exercise followed by intervals for rest. It aims to keep your heart rate elevated.
Thus we see how it is not very difficult to begin working out. If you haven’t visited a gym in your life, that’s okay, you can do it today. And if you don’t wish to, just start your workout hours at the comfort of your own home!