Are you a Yoga person or a Gym freak.

The morning time is always hectic for me as I have to get my kids ready for the school, drop them at the school, prepare breakfast and lunch for my husband and finally the best part which I love the most, my exercise. I always love to include an exercise regime in my daily routine but I get bored very easily with one type and that’s why I keep on changing the kind of exercise I do. For few months  it will be only walking outside , then zuma classes, then yoga training , then Gym and so on. One thing  I have realized after so many years that everyone needs to include a type of exercise in their daily routine depending upon their interest and resources.With so much stress and lesser time to relax in our life, one should definitely do regular physical exercise.

Today, I’m not going to discuss which is better than the other. I am a lover of both depending upon my mood and weather. Each has its own benefits and we cannot really say one is better than the other. Fitness and lifestyle professional, Nawaz Modi Singhania, says, “Different schools of yoga yield different fitness and health benefits. On the fitness front, by and large, with yoga one can expect increased flexibility, toning, strengthening to a certain degree, meditation and breathing exercises.” Whereas, with Gym one can loose weight faster , remain active and stay alert. According to the doctors, a regular physical activity can keep your heart healthy. But, there are many who want to start something but not sure where to go. So, let us go through one-by-one, which type to do what.

 

 

 

 

Yoga

Yoga for all

The calm and poised Yoga

With yoga one can expect increased flexibility, toning and strengthening. You don’t need any equipment, just some space around yourself to practice the various asanas. That way one can save the travel time needed to go to a gym. You don’t feel the urge to bunk yoga sessions because of the convenience it offers. After a yoga session one feels energetic and fresh. It helps to get rid of fatigue. Yoga can also help you tone up and boost your mood. yoga can really help you strengthen your self control when it comes to over eating due to the meditation effect of yoga practice.Yoga does not increase hunger. The ancient science of yoga has been developed in such a way that it acts on the internal organs of the body and benefits one not just physically, but mentally, intellectually and spiritually also, says holistic health guru Mickey Mehta. There are not much restriction of anything in yoga if you consider a diseases, age or a specific gender.

gym

Cardio and weight training

The energetic and fast moving Gym

Going to the gym every day will help you control your weight. Expending 500 calories per day, or 3,500 calories per week, will help you to lose 1 lb. per week. If you are overweight or obese, losing even a moderate amount of weight, such as 10 percent of your body weight, may reduce your risk of developing serious conditions.Combining aerobic exercise with strength training at the gym helps your muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons remain in good shape, which will make you stronger and more flexible. This is particularly important as you age or face problems such as arthritis. You may lower your risk of falling or fracturing your hip, which may negatively impact your life, especially in your older years. Some people really enjoy exercise; for others, it’s a chore. If you fall into that latter group, being surrounded by other people who are in the same boat can provide the incentive you need to make exercise part of your regular routine. A very important aspect is, you can go to the gym any time of the day an irrespective of the weather. It won’t affect your exercise routine if it raining or snowing outsie or even too hot to do. Gym sessions act more or less on the outer appearance and tone the muscles.
The Killer Combo Nawaz says, “For ideal results it is best to combine three to four days of cardio with two to three days of yoga, each week. The two can complement each other nicely. Space out your workout days. Keep one day a week for resting. Watch your diet and lifestyle to derive the best results.”

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Nicely written👏 … I have been through Yoga in the past and at present am enjoying my Gym sessions ; you surely have covered all the aspects👍👍

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