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Article: Choosing the Exercise Option that's Right for You

Author: Lynn Sparagowski

The choice of fitness options available today are so numerous that it probably makes your head spin! To put it into basics, you generally have three categories to choose from and these include: strength, cardio and combination workouts. Below is a brief description of each of these categories.

Cardiovascular Workout This type of workout is called cardio for one reason - it gets your heart pumping! Cardio exercises will strengthen your heart and blood vessels as well as aid in the loss of weight thru burning calories.

The easiest way to get a cardio workout is through walking. You can also get a cardio workout through jogging, in-line skating, cycling, rowing and swimming. If you're not the outdoorsy type you can get a good cardio workout on a treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine, stair climber or an elliptical trainer.

Weight Lifting This type of workout is usually more popular with men as women fear it will cause them to bulk up too much. However, both men and women should include some type of weight lifting regimen in their fitness program as it will help with burning calories. Weight lifting can actually lower your resting metabolism as well, which means you'll burn more calories and fat even while you are relaxing!

Combination Workout You can achieve a combination of a strength and cardio workout by performing certain activities. Probably the most popular combination workout is circuit-training. This workout includes a warm-up followed by stations that have you perform strength exercises and then you finish with a cool-down.

Yoga and Pilates are two other types of fitness that fall into the combination workout category and they are typically streamlined towards core strength. These two types of fitness programs can either be performed to promote relaxation or to energize you.

About the author: Lynn has been writing articles for approximately three years. Come visit her latest website over at which helps people find bargain mountain bike parts as well as mountain bike repair to get the latest information on everything mountain bikes.

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