Cycling. A daily bike ride that leaves you breathing heavily, but not out of breath, is an effective, moderate-intensity cardio exercise that will strengthen your heart and lung muscles. Cycling is also low-impact, with minimal stress on the joints, and builds powerful calves, hamstrings (back of thigh), quads (front of thigh) and glutes (buttocks). S
Cyclo cross. An off-road endurance course where you cycle and run, and when necessary, carry the bike on your shoulder. Perfect for those seeking a challenge, with a tough cardio workout that strengthens the heart and lungs, while honing the calves, glutes, hamstrings and quads while on the bike, and the lats (upper back) and deltoids (shoulders) when carrying.
Dance. Whichever form of dance you choose will help your balance and coordination. While the side-to-side movements strengthen weight-bearing bones, warding off osteoporosis, more dynamic styles like ballet or jive require both upper- and lower-body strength. Incorporating explosive movements like leaping will build fast-twitch muscle fibers, which generate short bursts of strength or speed. Gentler dance still expends calories and aids cardiovascular fitness
Drum training. Combines exercise and rhythmical beats to offer a full-body workout with added cardio benefits. The class involves drumsticks and Swiss balls, which serve as the drums. Intense, non-stop drumming combined with dance and movement around the ball provide an aerobic workout. Good for toning the biceps, triceps and deltoids (shoulders).