Exercises play a major role in the general well-being of our mind and body. The various benefits of regular exercises may include reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases, control of obesity, reduction in heart rate, reduction in the rate of bone loss associated with age and osteoporosis. Along with these physiological benefits, regular exercises promote the release of endorphins – a chemical released by the body which promotes a feeling of well-being.

Exercises can be broadly classified into two categories :