Exercise ... doesn't have to be a "bad" word.  

Some individuals are not active and the word exercise makes them cringe! 

Exercise in simple terms =  MOVE MORE!

 

Try this Mini-Morning-Workout:

Complete this routine one time only, one movement after the other without resting.

Fitness level: Beginner and up.

  • 25 Jumping Jacks

  • March in place with high knees (50 steps)

  • Jog in place with high knees (30 steps)

  • 50 Push-ups (any style)

  • 20 wide stance plie squats (support with chair back or counter top)

  • 25 Jumping Jacks

 

Some other suggestions: 

Move more during the day:

  • Park farther from the door
  • Take the stairs
  • Take a few moments and breathe deeply - deep belly breathing
  • Walk for 15 mins or more at lunch
  • Do bicep curls with hand weights while on the phone
  • Take dance lessons
  • Get a mini-trampoline (Cellerciser is our pick and is the best cellular exercise we can do!)
  • Dust off your personal exercise equipment ~ engage for just 5 mins to start ~ more if you can!
 
Before Bed:
  • Do more push-ups, leg squats, sit -ups, etc.
  • Have sex (stress reliever and cardiovascular exercise)
  • Take a few moments and breathe deeply - deep belly breathing

 


 

As we clean up our diet, our digestion will become more efficient and we will absorb all the nutrition needed to produce neurotransmitters that gently nudge us into becoming more active ~ naturally.   And, as we begin to move our body more, we will set the stage to allow our system do detoxify all the chemical residue that resides in our cells.  This is the perfect combination for weight reduction!

While this cleansing is happening, we need to be forming a new habit to move ... more.

If we are ever going to enjoy exercise, even in smallest amount, we have to form a habit of moving our body everyday.  We don't even have to call it exercise!!  We can just call it moving around ... MORE!

Moving our body helps to inflate our muscles, which will ultimately force our body to burn more calories each day.  More muscle = higher metabolism = more calorie burn.  And it doesn't take much!  For those who don't care to go to the gym, get out on the road and run or jog, or participate in cardiovascular activities, resistance training (lifting weights) gives the most bang for the buck.  When we lift weights (soup cans, rubber tubing, or hand-held weights) we increase our muscle tone and our body burns more calories not only during the actual exercise, but even after we stop!  

Resistance training also helps to change our shape.  It tightens and tones our body!  And, we don't have to work out for hours upon hours for this benefit.  Just 30 mins each day (less if just beginning) is all it takes.  Even if the workout is broken up into 10 minute segments of exercise throughout the day, it will create the same affect.