Health Option: Choices for Fitness

Different exercises benefit different aspects of fitness (stamina, flexibility, or strength) to a greater or lesser extent. Some types of exercise, such as swimming, offer benefits in all of these aspects. You can choose the best activity to improve a specific aspect of fitness or review the overall fitness benefits of activities that you already do or are considering taking up.

Using the chart

The activities here have been graded according to their benefit to each aspect of fitness. By comparing the benefits of each activity, you can tailor an exercise programme to your own fitness needs.

From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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