Archive for category: Exercise

Workout 15 Minutes a Day and Get Fit

Think you don’t have time to workout? Recent studies show that working out for less than 30 minutes can produce the same effects as working out for an hour, and it may be better for your body. These workout routines will help you get fit in just 15 minutes a day.

The Real Simple 15 Minute Workout – This workout routine uses a fitness ball to increase its impact. Just start with the Dynamic Push-Up; then roll into The Frog, ending in position for another dynamic push-up. Go slowly enough to maintain control. Do 15 repetitions. Then go into the Supported Side Crunch, 15 reps on each side, followed by the Rolling Reverse Plank, 15 reps. Repeat this four-move sequence two more times. Read more →

Stretching – 5 Ways it Can Improve Your Health

Busy moms know the importance of making time to workout, but stretching is just as important. Taking the time to stretch can improve your health in many ways. Stretching can improve your flexibility, which can improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury. It is important to understand how stretching helps and how to stretch correctly.

Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles and is great for warming up and/or cooling down. However, stretching is often considered a supplement to a good workout. “Yoga is one of the only exercises to really give stretching its proper due, respecting the anti-gravity, anti-stress properties of stretching as front and center in our daily routines. We can lengthen, undo knots in our muscles, smooth out hurts, aches, and pains. We feel freer in our skin, more relaxed,” says EmpowHER.com. Read more →

Exercise Tips: Establishing a Daily Routine

The fall is a great time to establish new routines that will last through the upcoming school year. One of the best exercise tips I can give you is the importance of making time for being active, even if it’s just a 15 minute workout. As a mom, I know time is always tight and you don’t have a lot of it; the good news is a short daily routine can be even more helpful than long, extensive sessions at a gym.

Here are a few of my favorite fall exercise tips:

  1. Be sociable. One of the best ways to stay on track is to have someone hold you accountable, and spending time with a friend includes fantastic emotional benefits, so establish a 15 minute workout with them. Go for a weekly walk together or join the same class at a local gym. Incorporating friends into your daily routine will help keep you motivated, even on days you don’t feel like making time to keep your body active. Let’s face it, when you know someone’s meeting you at the corner, it helps you get going when the getting up and out is tough… Read more →

Meditation: Getting Started

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. —Buddha

We all have stressful busy days. For some it’s every day, for others, it’s from time to time. Either way it takes a toll on our bodies,  minds, and spirit. There are a number of exercises and activities people do after a rough day in order to reset and wake up refreshed the next morning. Some go to the gym, go for a run, practice yoga or pilates, and others rely on meditation. Read more →

How To Walk Your Way To Better Health

How often do you walk each day? Are you aware of the health benefits of regular walks? If you have been neglecting your health lately, walking can be one of the best activities you can do to start getting back into shape.

Consistent walking over time will help you lose weight, but it also has additional health benefits. According to WebMD.com,

“Weight loss isn’t the only benefit of a walking program. Regular walking helps lower cholesterol, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, increases bone strength, and improves circulation” (Source). 

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Your Fitness Guide To Surviving The Holidays

Well here we are, smack dab in the middle of the holiday season.  This can mean joyful encounters, family gatherings, wonderful traditions, good food and cheer.  It can also mean stress, over commitment, and excess.  So how do we increase the possibility of the former while reducing the latter? Read more →