Archive for July, 2010
There are a variety of ways to do a pushup exercise. Each one can work out a different part of your arm. These push up variations can also lead to working out your abs at the same time without having to do a single crunch or sit up. Take one day and do all of the variations in one workout routine. You can perform one set of each push up variation, 12 repetitions with each.
Excuses. We’ve all made them. Who hasn’t said, “I just don’t have time to workout!” Well, let’s think about this for a minute. How many times have you gotten up, grabbed your cup of morning joe, sat down at the computer and opened up Facebook. Next thing you know, you’ve written several posts, confirmed a few new friends, checked out what everyone is doing, and an hour and a half has flown by. Maybe you prefer to Tweet or to “veg” in front of the TV. It doesn’t matter. The fact is, you do have time to workout. What is truly more important, cruising Facebook or taking control of your health and fitness?
I love to shop! Although I certainly like buying pretty things, I really enjoy just looking at the latest styles and trends. One way I burn extra calories while shopping is by parking a little farther away from the mall entrance (safety first, of course; I always park in well lit, secure areas!) I also make a few laps around the mall when time allows. Just walking a few extra steps during my routine activities really adds up and increases my daily caloric burn. Try it, and you just might be shopping for a smaller dress size soon!
This pose is the most advanced of the balance series. Start with your feet together. Bend over and pick up your right foot, keeping the left leg straight and strong. Kick out the heel of your right foot until your leg is straight. Try to lift the chest to straighten the lower back. Pull your toes back and suck in your stomach. Don’t bend the left leg. Hold this pose for 20 seconds.