A combination of cardiovascular exercise and strength training can help to build muscle strength and improve their heart, lung, and circulatory health.

Best Exercise for Overall Health

Pushups work for multiple muscle groups, strengthening the arms, chest, and shoulders.


Running helps improve cardiovascular fitness and bone strength. Jogging is a less intense form of running and may be best for beginners.


Bodyweight squats can increase lower body and core strength as they work the abs, buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, and shins.

Bodyweight squats

Lunges work the thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdominal muscles.


Side planks help build core strength. Side planks work the buttocks, hips, and abdominal muscles.

Side planks

Planks strengthen the back and abdominal muscles and help build core strength.


Standing overhead dumbbell presses helps strengthen the shoulder muscles. People will require two dumbbells.

Standing overhead dumbbell presses

The Glute Bridge is good for the muscles in the back of the body, known as the posterior chain.

Glute bridge

Knee tucks work the abdominals, calves, and shins. People will need an stability ball, for this exercise.

Knee tucks