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The Seven Most Effective Exercises

According to Web MD, these are the seven most effective exercises.

  1. Walking. It is convenient, easy and so beneficial and it can be considered cardiovascular. One hour of brisk walking can burn up to 500 calories.
  2. Interval training. Adding interval training to your cardiovascular workout will boost your fitness level and help you lose weight, since varying your pace throughout the exercise session stimulates the aerobic system to adapt. Push your intensity or pace for a minute or two, then back off for anywhere from two to ten minutes.
  3. Squats. Strength training is essential and this exercise works the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Talk about multi-tasking, those are three large muscles groups to work at once.
  4. Lunges. Like squats this move works all the major muscles of the lower body. Plus they mimic everyday life - after all they are just over exaggerated walking (see #1).
  5. Push-ups. When done correctly they not only strengthen the arms and chest but engage the core as well. You can do push-ups at any level of fitness. Start out at the wall or a kitchen counter, progress to your hands and knees and then to the full plank push-up. This progression might take a while but persistence pays off.
  6. Abdominal Crunches. You can't burn the fat off your belly, but you can definitely tone this area. A stronger center makes everything in life easier. It is important to work all of the abs. The short, sweet and complete ab routine will get the job done.
  7. Bent over Row. Great exercise that gets all of the muscles of the upper back (which can get seriously weak in sedentary computer users) as well as the biceps.

I must say, I like this list and I hope you do too.

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