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Exercise offers a whole host of benefits to health and well-being. Cardiovascular exercises aim to get your heart rate up and increase blood circulation.
Walking is a great way to get active...
Resistance and strength exercises can help strengthen your muscles. This is usually done on the spot and will not make you out of breath like cardio exercises.
Instead of using tools like weights or resistance bands, you can use tins of baked beans or bags of rice.
Strength and flexibility routines help balance, will reduce joint pain, and reduce the risk of falls.
Yoga, pilates, and tai chi are examples of flexibility exercises.
...practice yoga, making it one of the most popular forms of exercise.
Although the research on yoga is still weak, based on the available findings, Yoga is probably just as good for your health as many other forms of exercise.
It seems particularly promising for improving lower back pain and — crucially — reducing inflammation in the body.
There is no certainty whether some forms of yoga are better than others, whether yoga should be prescribed to people for various health conditions, and how yoga compares with other forms of exercise.
There's also no good evidence behind many of the supposed health benefits of yoga, like flushing out toxins and stimulating digestion.