Running isn’t the only way to get a rock-hard body. According to I-Min Lee, Harvard Medical School professor of medicine, five other types of exercise are hugely beneficial for your brain and body. Running isn’t as good for your body as it seems. It can be hard on your joints and digestive system. The following five exercises have benefits that range from weight-loss and muscle building to protecting your heart, brain and strengthening your bones.

  1. Swimming – Considered the perfect workout. It works nearly every muscle, raises your heart rate and well as being nearly strain-free.
  2. Tai Chi – Accessible for a wide variety of people, regardless of age or fitness level. It is particularly good for older people since it improves balance, which is something we lose as we age.
  3. Strength Training – All healthy adults should incorporate resistance training on 2-3 of the 4-5 days they workout.
  4. Walking – Studies show 30 minutes of walking can strengthen connectivity in the brain to improve memory loss as well as produce statistically significant reduction in depression.
  5. Kegel Exercises – Important for both men and women to strengthen the pelvic floor. This can avoid embarrassing accidents like bladder leaking and the accidental passage of gas.

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