Health Tip: Create a Cross-Training Routine

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(HealthDay News) -- Cross training involves combining a different types of exercise in a total body workout. It can also help prevent boredom and keep you motivated.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to create a cross-training exercise program:

  • Opt for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times weekly as one component of your cross-training. Examples include walking, climbing stairs or skating.
  • Perform strength training exercises twice weekly, although not on consecutive days. An example is lifting weights.
  • Focus on flexibility as the third component. Examples that can be performed for five to 10 minutes daily include stretching or yoga.

-- Diana Kohnle

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