Path to Improve Health with Exercise


There are 4 types of exercise. It’s important to include all 4 types in your exercise routine.

1. Endurance

Increases your breathing and heart rate. Improves the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. Builds energy. Includes:

  • walking
  • jogging
  • dancing
  • swimming
  • biking
  • tennis
  • basketball
  • climbing stairs or hills
  • raking or mowing

2. Strength 

Makes your muscles stronger. Includes:

  • lifting weights
  • using a resistance band
  • doing body-weight exercises (push ups, sit ups)

3. Balance 

Helps prevent falls. Includes:

  • standing on one foot
  • walking heel-to-toe
  • tai chi or yoga

4. Flexibility 

Stretches your muscles, keeps you limber and more easily able to move. Includes:

  • stretching
  • yoga