Happy Wednesday !!
Today’s challenge is to work out, walk, ride a bike, strength training, swimming or anything that works the body.
Here’s some healthy ideas and info:
Make time for morning fitness. Spend just 5-10 minutes doing pushups, lunges, jumping jacks and stretches before you shower. You'll strengthen your muscles and feel more energized each morning.
Exercise regularly. Physical activity produces "feel good chemicals" (endorphins) in the brain, which promote satisfaction and well-being. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise, most days of the week.
Following a consistent exercise program can help you increase your energy levels during the day, improve your mood and regulate your sleeping patterns at night.
Get moving. Physical activity is an important part of a heart-healthy routine. It can also help you control your weight, lower your blood pressure, and improve your cholesterol levels. Shoot for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
Pump iron Strength training is good for your muscles and your bones. Dumbbell, resistance band, body weight and machine exercises all build bone strength. Strength training benefits more than your muscles. It can also lower blood pressure, strengthen the heart, and help it beat more efficiently. Aim for 2-3 strength training sessions each week.
Drive less. Take a brisk walk. If you can walk or bike to your destination, then do it! You'll get fit, save money, and pollute less. This weight-bearing exercise helps strengthen your bones. However, leisurely walking doesn't offer the same benefits, so keep up your intensity level for at least 20 minutes.
Work up a sweat. Exercise is one of the best ways to destress. Pop in a workout video, hop on your bike or grab your jump rope. Picture the stress leaving your body through your pores, and let it go.
Move more. Every bit of activity you do can help you strengthen your heart and maintain your weight. Find opportunities for fitness by taking the stairs, parking further away, doing yard work and more.
Take it up a notch. Choose high-intensity exercises (over low intensity) for the most bone benefits. You'll strengthen your bones and your heart!
Step it up. Higher impact exercises like step aerobics, dancing, and running put stress on your bones, which encourages them to grow stronger. Make these moves staples of your exercise plan.
WooHoo It’s Work Out Wednesday
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