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Why Stay Active??

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

(from the BLC daily email)
There are so many benefits to daily activity, and they affect much more than your physical appearance. Here 10 great reasons to stay active.

1. People who exercise live longer, on average, than people who don't.
2. Active people have a lower risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, and they're less likely to get high blood pressure.
3. The more active you are, the lower your risk of colon cancer.
4. The less active you are, the higher your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. If you already have type 2 diabetes, exercise can lower your blood sugar levels.
5. In people with arthritis, moderate exercise helps reduce joint swelling and pain and improves mobility.
6. Strength-building exercise helps counter bone loss.
7. Exercise makes you functionally fit, meaning that it's easier for you to carry groceries, do chores and independently perform many other activities of daily life.
8. Because of the calming effect of exercise, active people are less depressed, and depressed people often feel better after they start exercising.
9. Exercise can save you money. If you can prevent serious and costly medical conditions such as heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis, you will have more money for your other needs.
10. Exercise can be fun! Many of the activities you did for play as a child count as exercise. Dancing fast, walking your dog, bicycling and gardening, all strengthen your heart and lungs.

  
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CASSIOEPIA 1/14/2009 6:17PM

    Good advise, especially the one about playing like a child.

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SP Bootcamp - Day eleven

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 11 Workout video for Wednesday, January 14: DONE
30 minutes cardio: DONE
Bonus Challenge for Wednesday - 15-minute Abs Workout video: DONE

Calories - (1620-1970) 1992
Water - 2L
Fruits/Vegs - 2/3
Cardio - 7.15 km w/5 Hills - 56:25

It was, for the most part, a good day. I have made a deal with myself that I will not have any mid afternoon naps UNLESS I've done the BC Video and Challenge first. Funny thing is, after I did those today, I didn't want a nap anymore. See how that goes for tomorrow.

  


SP Bootcamp - Day ten

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 10 Workout video for Tuesday, January 13 - not done
30 minutes cardio - done
Bonus Challenge for Tuesday - Eat a salad before your meal - done

Calories - (1620-1970) 1865
Water - 2.5L
Fruits/Vegs - 2/2
Cardio - 33 minutes running (294 calories burned)

  


SP Bootcamp - Day nine

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 9 Workout video for Monday, January 12 - not done
30 minutes cardio - not done
6-Minute Hips, Glutes & Thighs Workout - not done



Calories - (1620-1970) 1592
Water - 1.5 L
Fruits/Vegs -2/2
Cardio - none done


I didn't get much sleep last night so today I used the time that I should have been working out to nap. My abs are still sore from Saturday so I'm giving them the rest they demand and looking forward to tomorrow..... It's another day and I will improve.
You know, I just realized that I haven't weighed myself since the Friday after Christmas. Maybe Monday.

  


SP Bootcamp - Day seven and eight

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 7 Workout video - done
3 sets (8-15 repetitions each) of Reverse Crunches - done

Calories - (1620-1970) 1873
Water - 2L
Fruits/Vegs -2/0
Cardio - 30 minute run, 10 minute row

Day 8 Workout video - not done - still feeling Saturdays ab class
make Sunday an active day! - 12 km run with the RR

Calories - (1620-1970) 1668
Water - 2L
Fruits/Vegs - 3/3
Cardio - 94 minutes/12 km run 679 calories burned

  


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