Category Archives: Fitness & exercises
If you want to lose weight, exercise more, stress-out less, and live an all-around heart-healthier lifestyle, we have some suggestions you can use throughout the day.
Wake up and walk. Set your alarm to go off 10 minutes early. Throw on some sweats and enjoy a brisk 10-minute walk before breakfast.
Sit down to breakfast. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less likely to struggle with obesity and diabetes than those who skip or skimp. If you’re overweight, just a 10% weight loss can prompt improvements in cholesterol levels and blood pressure, says Sarah Mohrman, RD, a cardiology dietitian with Fort Wayne Cardiology. She suggests these heart-smart choices:
This inner-thigh slimmer uses an exercise band for resistance to tighten and tone this troublesome area. Don’t think the band is doing all the work though–be sure to squeeze your leg muscles as you push the band diagonally across your body, about six inches off the floor. Inner-thigh strength is important, and not just for appearance sake. If you enjoy–or have always wanted to try–ice skating or roller blading, strong inner thighs will come in handy…
It’s possible to get a super-effective workout in 30 minutes, and only do a few workouts a week, if you maximize your workouts.
Limit your workouts to 30-40 minutes. Though the tendency of some people who really want to get a lot out of their workouts is to spend a lot of time at the gym, the truth is that after 30 or 40 minutes, the benefit isn’t as great. To go that long, you’d have to lower the intensity of the workout, and that means that you’re spending too much time working out. It’s better to work out at a higher intensity for a shorter amount of time.