As if is it was not hard enough already to integrate sports into our routine, there are also the endless types of exercise, each claiming to be superior than the other, imposing on us one more choice to make: which sports is best for me?
Should we do cardio (e.g. jogging, aerobics) in order to stay in shape? Or is it better to train our muscles, that allegedly burn more calories even when in rest? Or forget all that and do yoga for flexibility and endurance instead?
Being a healthy brand, we at Coppa della Mage tried to find the answers for you. Read on.
- Cardio – you hear it all the time: cardio protects from heart disease, burns calories, and helps to lose and maintain optimal weight. The whole point of cardio is to place a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs so that they’re challenged enough to make beneficial physiologic adaptations. In general, aerobic exercise is shown to improve heart function, metabolism, and weight status. But that is not the whole story…
- Strength training – increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body. Furthermore, it trains also our bones. People who do weight lifting feel they have better posture and are less prone to injury. Supposedly this type of exercise can increase our lean body mass, which results in a higher number of overall calories burnt during the day. Experts claim that if you want more definition, you should lift heavier. According to them, women should not be worried since they cannot get bigger muscles because of low testosterone levels. So, lifting heavier has the potential of making us more defined, which should definitely not be underestimated!
- Pilates, Yoga & co – these types of complex physical activities can improve flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and stamina. In addition to these benefits, many people who practice them report reduced anxiety and stress levels.
And finally to answer the question ‘Which sports is best’, we hope we won’t disappoint you by saying ‘A combination of them’. Much like with healthy nutrition, the key is in the balance. By combining aerobics, muscles training and complex body exercise you will create and maintain a strong, harmonious and healthy body. At the end, health and feeling great in your skin should be the ultimate goals we strive to, rather than some specific measurement figures. Combine various sports, that suit you, practice them regularly and have fun! Stay fit and healthy with Coppa della Maga!