I love to hate them, the push up and the single-leg squat. Experts will tell you, the two best exercises you can do for your body are these upper and lower body moves. Both moves will work your body – hard – with out requiring a single piece of equipment. In fact, most physical trainers will agree, if you’re not doing these moves, you should be – always.
Walking for exercise is one of the easiest routes to get a more fit, healthier body. Put on a pair of sneakers, and head out the door – no gym fees, no rules. Plus, it’s just nice to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Randy and I used to walk for exercise every evening when we lived in Denver years ago… We had fewer little children then. Those were quieter times…
I hate exercise! If this is a true for you statement, even the thought of working out can be peeving, let alone actually doing it = yuck. Yeah, I used to hate exercising. Can you tell?
But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if “I hate exercise” could morf into “I love exercise”? What would you exercise haters think if I told you that a different state of mind and making just a few changes could turn you into an addicted to the burn machine? Would you be interested?
All right ladies, it’s time to consider the benefits of weight training for women. Joan Pagano, a personal weight trainer in New York City and author of Strength Training for Women, insists that those of us who don’t weight train are missing out along with the other whopping 83% of American women who don’t lift weights.
Getting plenty of effective aerobic exercise is an excellent way to keep in shape and stay healthy. It even helps build muscle, turning your body into a fat burning machine! This is great for those of us who love to eat – I am in this category!
But what about all its other benefits… If you’re thinking about starting a new aerobic routine and what’s in it for you, consider these rewards from sweating it out:
It’s my favorite time of year, but running in summer can be a bit daunting. We live in Florida so it’s pretty warm year round and in the summer it can be down right oppressive. Getting up the nuts to go out there and run is tough some days, but I still prefer it to a treadmill unless its rainy hard.
You might think it’s crazy to go pound the pavement when the heat index is well over 100, but with a little planning and preparation you can still enjoy your workout without having to stay inside. Be reasonable though. If you’re are completely new to running in the heat or maybe not in the best of shape then proceed slowly and with caution. Be sure to take note of the heat sickness and heat stroke warning signs below!