After a long day of work, making dinner for the family, and cleaning the house; the last thing on your mind is to throw your running shoes on and hit the gym. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening. For Example, 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking) every week and muscle-strengthening activities 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms). Try going for a 10-minute brisk walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week. This will give you a total of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity and for two of those days do some weight lifting. Find more about a fitness plan that works for you at http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html
Everyone knows that the holiday season is the season for gaining weight. I found this fun workout that is only 10 min that will help you shed some of those unwanted pounds. The nice thing about this is that you don’t even have to leave the home.
Here are some workout tips that should help you:
- Stretch before you start
- Pick a cardio exercise you enjoy
- Drink plenty of water throughout the entire workout
- Mix it up: Don’t do the same routine every time.
- Limit your workouts to 30-40 min
I know working out is not the most fun, but you will feel better about yourself when you are done. I hope some of these tips helped!