GIRLS and the Letters We Write Project is dedicated to introducing girls to fun workouts. On this page you will find links to workouts that can be done at home, in the gym, or at the park. Subscribe to our site or check back on updates for fun workout classes or events.
Types of Exercise
Aerobic exercises quicken your heart rate and breathing, and are good for your heart. Examples include Rowing, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, swimming, running, dancing, tennis, biking
Strengthening your muscles allow you to be able to increase your endurance. Also, muscle burns fat better, so the more muscle you have, the more calories you can burn. Examples include pull-ups, push-ups, rowing, running, squats, crunches, biking, any type of weight lifting
A flexible person has a lower chance of getting sprains and strained muscles. Examples include dance, ballet, martial arts, yoga, pilates and gymnastics.
Pick something that you find interesting – if you hate running, don’t run. Do you like to work out alone? Or with a group of people? Ask a coach or gym teacher how you can get involved with a certain activity or sport. Talk to a doctor if you are unsure whether a certain exercise plan is right for you.
Working out is a great way to relieve stress, feel more confident, and stay in the best shape. Exercise produces brain chemicals called endorphins that make people feel happy. Exercise helps people sleep better (just don’t work out right before you want to sleep!) It keeps your body at a healthy weightLowers your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure It keeps your bones strong – so no osteoporosis when you are older!
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