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Hello everyone. This is a guest post from Dance Direct.
Looking for a new fitness routine to try? If even a 50% brand dancewear sale doesn’t motivate you, it’s time to try new exercise programmes or even mix several ones to keep fit while having fun. Look through the list of top fitness routines you should try in 2013.
Yoga is one of the oldest exercise routines on earth, and if you haven’t tried yoga yet, do it. Fortunately, men and women of all shapes and abilities can practise yoga and benefit from it. Besides, there are plenty of opportunities to get on the mat including local gyms, health clubs, private studios, community centres as well as TV and DVDs. Additionally to improving flexibility, balance and functional strength, yoga helps reduce stress.
Pilates is a fitness system developed in the early 20th century and currently popular with millions of people all over the world. Pilates has a number of health benefits, including stronger muscles, more flexibility, general endurance, etc. If you want to develop a strong core and back, have improved coordination and balance, then Pilates is your first choice for 2013.
The benefits of dance are abundant, from enhanced body shape to good mood to constant social interactions if you choose a style that requires having a partner. The sky is the limit to the range of dance regimes you can try, be it swing, ballroom, ballet, hip hop, salsa, or jazz you prefer. For instance, belly dance is a moderate intensity exercise routine that can help you improve body proportions while focusing on your core.
Swimming is a gentle form of exercise that is suitable for expecting ladies and people with certain physical disabilities (but a consultation with a GP prior to beginning your swimming programme is always a must). Swimming is often prescribed for people recuperating from injuries because it has a lot of benefits while posing very few risks. Swimming is believed to help beat the negative effects of stress when done regularly; it also may improve posture.
If you prefer a balanced and safe approach to fitness, Callanetics is the right option. Callanetics was developed to provide effective, pain-free workouts suitable for people of all ability levels, even those with some physical limitations, though it’s important to consult a doctor before starting exercising, of course.
NIA, or Neuromuscular Integrative Action, is a non-impact exercise programme that involves cardiovascular aerobics and whole-body conditioning. This light workout regime is great for people of all ages and fitness levels. It helps strengthen and build muscles and improve toning. Experts say that NIA is especially beneficial for people recovering from injuries. So sign up for a NIA class and “go with the flow”.
There are myriad appealing exercise regimes for you to try in 2013. Whether you choose one and stick to it, or mix several programmes to fill every day of the week, it’s possible to stay fit and have a lot of fun exercising in 2013.