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Try new exercises and run away from the sameness

Try new exercises and run away from the sameness

Treading is not synonymous with killing yourself on the treadmill and sweating desperately. Nowadays there is so much variety of physical exercises that it is easy to find one that suits you. The important thing is not to give up this practice. "From the scientific point of view, physical exercise improves the quality of life, increases the cardiopulmonary condition and improves the cardiovascular system," explains cardiologist Claudio Rangel, of Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital. So, write it down: practicing exercise is essential for a long, healthy life.

If you are not the type to really sweat, you can opt for low-impact activities. They do not require as much effort and bring as many benefits as high-impact ones.

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"The heavier the exercise, the lower the body's ability to produce energy using oxygen, which results in faster breathing and muscle fatigue, "says Daniel Arkader Kopiler, a member of the Brazilian Society of Exercise and Sports Medicine (SBME).

Low impact, high results

gyms, pilates and yoga are two examples of low-impact and highly effective activities. "Pilates helps burn calories, but it's not considered an aerobic exercise. The focus is toning, stretching, and correcting posture," says physiotherapist and pilates teacher Vanessa Cordeiro. The method developed by Joseph Pilates in the mid 50's is responsible for giving enviable curves to Luiza Brunet, Carolina Dieckmann and other famous. It explores balance and body awareness with solo exercises or through apparatus. Vanessa says that this is an activity that requires a specific type of breathing and so it is also an alternative for those who want to relax.

Yoga follows the same line as pilates. The Indian method has been improved and today has several versions. The practice tones the muscles, increases concentration, improves breathing and well-being.

Any activity you choose should be practiced frequently and for at least 40 minutes. "At the beginning of an aerobic exercise, energy is generated predominantly from carbohydrates. After about 20 minutes a contribution of fats begins to occur as a source of energy, which increases the extent to which the activity is prolonged," explains José Kawazoe Lazzoli, president of SBME.

So remember that everything is valid to take care of your health. Run to the gym, search for classes, modalities and fit into your daily life for at least an hour of exercise to take advantage of the benefits that the practice offers.


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