Target muscle: Heart
Cardio machines: treadmill, elliptical, arc trainer, rower
Pool: aquatic class, swim, scuba, water walk
Group fitness: step, freestyle, boot camp, kick box, power yoga, interval training
Dance: tap, Zumba, Dance Dance Revolution interactive game, ballroom, Zydeco, belly dancing, hip-hop, disco, clogging, square dancing
Outdoor: walk, cycle, jog, hike, mountain bike
Sports: any sport you enjoy
How will this help me?
Expect to have more energy if you are training your heart and lungs. Your weight will be easier to control, and you will be increasing bone density. Your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression and cancer will decrease.
Find these fitness terms at www.cindysays.com and at www.ymcawv.org: Aerobic, anaerobic, intervals, target heart rate zone, maximum heart rate, resting heart rate, perceived exertion scale, cardio, aerobic threshold.
NEXT WEEK: Upper-body strength
By Cindy Boggs, fitness presenter, Activate America director and an ACE-certified coordinator/instructor since 1989. Send your questions about fitness, training or health to YMCA of Kanawha Valley, 100 YMCA Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or e-mail cindys...@aol.com">cindys...@aol.com. Look for Cindy's fitness advice book, "CindySays ... You Can Find Health in Your Hectic World" on her Web site www.cindysays.com or contact the YMCA at 340-3527.