Once you set your health and fitness goals, you should develop an exercise program that includes a blend of aerobic/cardiovascular and resistance training to help you achieve them. Cardio can be as simple as going for a 10-minute walk every other day if you’re a beginner, or as serious as a 60-minute high-intensity daily fitness class if you’re more experienced. Whatever you do, the key is to get your body moving and lungs pumping through aerobic activity.
Beyond aerobic activity, adding strength training a few times a week can help build or maintain muscle tone and bone density, particularly as you age. The good news is you don’t have to sling iron like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Latex resistance bands can be an effective way for beginners to start strength training. Later, exercise machines and free weights can boost the challenge.