It is recommended that people get at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity activity every single day and at least three times a week of intense vigorous workout. Unfortunately not enough people take this seriously and follow this advice, but we should, as it is vital for our heart to stay healthy and maintain a healthy body weight. Obesity kills over 30,000 people each year, a study shows, and we need to do something about it. Educate yourselves and your children as to what you can do to fight it and stay healthy. The following fitness exercises will help you do that, just choose one or two that you like.

  • Tae-Bo

Billy Blanks is the man behind this revolutionary fitness exercise. He came up with is in the 70’s by combining elements of boxing and martial arts. It is a great cardio work out that will leave you breathless and happy. It also is great for balance and flexibility, so go ahead and be curious about it!

  • Pilates

Pilates is great for those who want to get results without breaking a sweat. Joseph Pilates invented this system at the beginning of the 20th century – he called it Contrology because it focuses on how well you perform the exercises. The thing that makes Pilates great is that the more you do it, the harder it gets – because the more you learn about how to perform a move, the better you will get at it.

  • Interval Training

It combines low to high intensity workouts and it is great for building muscles fast. It also helps burn fat faster than any other method by focusing on certain areas. The main tool for this is an interval training timer that you can set and help establish the intensity with which you perform a certain exercise.

  • Jogging

The most classic method to keep in shape, jogging will help you lose weight and increase your physical fitness levels. All you need to do is have the correct equipment (a good pair of running shoes will make all the difference in the world) and you’re ready to go. Run at comfortable speeds, don’t overdo it and always remember to breathe and find your rhythm.

  • Strength Training

If you want to build muscle, then this is the best way to do it. Work with weights and find your limitations – in a couple of months you could end up with the six-pack of your dreams. If you want to lose weight, combine strength training with any type of cardiovascular exercises.