Four Workouts You Should Be Doing
Ready to create a new fitness plan but not sure where to start? Great! Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight, and boost your self-esteem so deciding to create a plan is definitely a step in the right direction. When creating your new plan, it's important to consider a few factors like time management, financial barriers, fitness likes/dislikes, and most importantly, your fitness goals.
What do you plan to accomplish with your plan? Do you want to lose weight? Are you training for a race?
No matter what you decide, it's important that you create a plan that includes all four types of workouts, known as R.I.S.E.: Resistance, Intervals, Stretching, and Endurance. Different activities trigger different metabolic pathways that work together to burn fat so it's important to fit each type of exercise in your weekly workout routine. We created a list of R.I.S.E. workouts and tips from around the web to help kickstart your fitness plan. Check it out below!
Resistance: Resistance exercise, a.k.a. strength training, is performed to increase the strength and mass of muscles, bone strength and metabolism.
- 30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine [Greatist]
- The Best Strength Training for Women [Women's Health Magazine]
Interval: Interval training is simply alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity.
- 20-Minute Interval Workout: Walking and Core Strength [Prevention Magazine]
- The Complete Guide to Interval Training Infographic [Greatist]
Stretching: Stretching after you exercise may help improve the range of motion about your joints and boost circulation.
- 6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises [Real Simple]
- 6 Stretches for a Lean, Limber Body [Fitness Magazine]
Endurance: Endurance is simply the ability to sustain a consistent level of exertion for a long period of time, and varied endurance training is an important part of developing different muscles and avoiding overtraining.
Now that you have a few ideas, try creating a fitness plan that includes all four workouts! Be sure to consult with your primary physician before participating in a new fitness regimen.