I am just starting on my workout journey and am only working out for 30 minutes 5 days a week along with my strength workouts, but I think that I will definitely amp that up to meet these guide lines in the long run, but right now I am just not to that point yet!
Delighted to have found this! I've known for some time that I should vary my routines more than I do and although I've made some efforts in that direction I'm too lazy to do it properly. You've done all the hard work for me! Thanks Nicole and wonderful Sparkpeople!
I go to the gym several times a week & take classes: step aerobics, zumba, pilates, yoga, nia, depending my my schedule but I try to get at least 4 a week. The step and zumba classes have a strength component built in. I do 6-10 SP strength videos each week. I walk 4 miles several days a week. When I do it all I feel so much better.
5/12/2011 10:51:29 AM
Great tool! I too printed this article. My partner and I walk three miles everyday with a set of weights in hand; I was telling her this morning that I needed to increase my weights since they were not challenging anymore. I also wanted to add strength training but did not know where to start. I printed exercises, put them in document protectors and and place in a binder for everday use. Thanks again SP. //Cynthia//
What would be wonderful is to add a full body workout to the line-up...like Nordic Walking. It provides a different leg and arm movement than the exercises listed plus engages the core, provides balance and stability to those with balance issues.
I've had trainers over the years use similar workout variations. They are good and alleviate boredom. Mixed it up with running on the tread mill or elliptical for three minutes between each set, can really add challenge to the set.
I get bored easily so I have a number of workout videos and usually do one for two days and then switch. I think the longest I have ever done the same one is four days. Also, when I go to the gym, I do the treadmill and another machine, sometimes the stepper, sometimes the elliptical, just for a difference each day. I'ts good to know that variaty is good for the body too, and not just only becasue I get bored!
Great idea! In the past, I would get bored with my routine. Since finding SP I have been changing my routine fairly often--mostly when I see a different exercise on SP. There are a LOT of exercises on SP and the article will tell you what part(s) of your body will benefit from that particular exercise. Not only do the articles describe how to do the exercise properly, but most also include a video demonstration. The SP Exercises and SP Recipes are my favorite parts of SP.
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