In general, there are three basic types of exercise: strengthening. stretching and aerobic. Here's a brief description:
- Strengthening exercises focus on the abdominal and back muscles because these play a key role in supporting your spine and maintaining good posture.
- Stretching exercises target the soft tissues in your legs and surrounding your spine. These muscles provide the flexibility you need to move and get around.
- Aerobic exercises foster a strong and healthy heart and lung function. These kinds of exercises generally involve large muscle groups.