The 7 Best Exercises For Your Best Body

african american woman on the beach with a weight in hand( – What if your workout was guaranteed to give you great results? These seven exercises deliver just that — whether you do them at a gym or at home. Pay close attention to your form. If you’re new to exercise, over 40, have a health problem, or take regular medication, check with your doctor before starting a fitness program.

1. Walking

Why to do it: You can walk anywhere, anytime, either on a treadmill or with no equipment other than a good pair of shoes.

How to do it: Beginners should start by walking five to 10 minutes at a time, gradually moving up to at least 30 minutes per session. As you progress, lengthen the time of your walks before boosting your speed or incline.

2. Interval Training

Why to do it: Adding interval training to your cardio workout can boost fitness, burn more calories, and help you lose weight. The basic idea: Vary the intensity of your aerobic workout to challenge your body instead of loafing in your comfort zone.