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What are the basic types of exercise?

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There are three basic types of exercise:

1.Cardiovascular, or aerobic:. Examples include walking, jogging, jumping rope, bicycling (stationary or outdoor), cross-country skiing, skating, rowing, high- or low-impact aerobics, swimming, and water aerobics.

2. Strength training builds strong muscles that help you burn more calories throughout the day. It’s also good for your joints and bones.

3. Stretching makes you more flexible, helps you move better, and helps prevent injury.

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: "Exercising Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure."

American Heart Association.

CDC.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: "Exercising Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure."

American Heart Association.

CDC.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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