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First thing in the morning, after everyone has left for work or school, I put on drum and bagpipe music(Albannach is my favorite) and dance around my house for 15-25 minutes. The rhythm of the drumming really gets the blood pumping and it is a great way to start the day and get the energy flowing... 334
Sit erect at the edge of your chair and begin with your feet about a foot apart. Hold your posture and circle outward with your feet 12-15 reps, then circle inward 12-15 reps. You can do one leg at a time alternating inward then outward until you get the rhythm. it can be done anytime and gets in more lower body exercise.
I just read that when people listen to Beethoven or Mozart after a tense event, their blood pressure drops back to normal after just 15 seconds. Since the music's rhythm mimics the resting heart rate of 70 beats per minute, it quickly slows a racing heart! I've done this before, and gotten the results stated, but didn't know why. Interesting.
Found in the latest issue of Womans World magazine.
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