Let’s face it —working out is tough! You have to put in a lot of work and it’s also important to ensure that you use your time in the gym effectively. While any form of exercise that involves moving is good for you, there are some exercises that need to be avoided. These exercises may be bad for many reasons, including your age and bone density. “As you get older, your muscles and bones become weaker, and you can injure yourself more easily,” Nikola Djordjevic, MD, a medical advisor for LoudCloudHealth, explained.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the best exercises you should undertake and the worst forms of exercise you need to avoid.
- Pilates: These exercises are low-impact workouts that focus on your hips, back, and abs. They also engage the synergy between your body and mind. With these exercises, you are using your body as resistance, building strength and flexibility.
- Tai Chi: Meditation has been shown to significantly boost your health and overall mood. This series of slow movements help to improve your balance and relieve stress.
- Walking: This classic form of exercise engages both your body and brain. In addition, you can do this anywhere and it does not strain your joints. Finally, it improves your heart health.
- Yoga: Finally, the gentle stretches that encompass yoga helps to reduce stress, tone your muscles, and gives your body the much-needed energy boost.
- Spot Reduction: Normally, when attempting to reduce belly fat, it seems logical to do sit-ups, right? However, this is not correct. When trying to reduce fat in your belly and other parts of your body, you cannot merely target one part of the body. It’s preferable to train the entire body.
- CrossFit: This form of exercise is a good form of exercise when done right. This intensive exercise can cause serious injury if caution is not adhered to.
- Crunches: Crunches are good exercises, but not perfect for those that do not have a good back. This is because these exercises put a significant amount of pressure on the lower spine. They further tighten the muscles used to sit. Therefore, this exercise should be avoided.
There are many other alternatives to working your body in a safe and effective manner. Therefore, these bad exercises should be avoided to prevent long-lasting injuries.