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10 Minute Workout

September 29, 2008

Strapped for time? This is no longer a valid excuse, here is what you can accomplish in just 10 minutes.

Cardio:

  • A quick walk
  • Skipping rope
  • Jogging on the spot
  • Burpees
  • Intervals (walking and running between telegraph poles)

Strength:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • The plank
  • Tricep dips

Stretching

  • Every night or every morning stretch your whole body:
  • Stand up and touch your toes
  • Roll your sholders backwards and then forwards
  • Roll you r neck backwards and then forwards
  • Lying down, reach up high and point your toes

Be creative! Walking to the kitchen to get a cup of tea or a glass of water? why not do walking lunges there and back! You can incorporate exercise into your daily routine very easily. You don’t always need to go to the gym to get the best results, you can do it all at home.

Running Benefits

September 22, 2008

Running is something that we can all do, it doesn’t require a gym membership, fancy outfits and best of all you can do it anywhere. Get yourself a good pair of trainers and start hitting the pavement or the treadmill!

The benefits of running:

1. Losing Weight:

Running is one of the most effective forms of exercise to achieve your ideal body weight . Running requires a great deal of energy in the form of calories. The weight loss formula is simple. When you burn more calories than you consume, the body starts burning off fat.

2. Cardiovascular Health:

Running helops your arteries mantian eleasticy and lowers blood pressure. So you diminish the risk of heart attacks and strokes while also gaining a leaner, healthier looking body.

3. Psychological Health:

Running makes you happier as your body releases hormones called endorphins when running. These hormones give the runner a sense of euphoria known as The Runners High.

4. Stress Relief:

While you run you take time out for yourself and can use it to think about life’s problems and come to new conclusions and see new perspectives. This can lead to an improvement in attitude.

5. Slow Down The Aging Process:

Aging causes a loss of muscle and bone mass. Running slows this process down by increasing the natural production of the human growth hormone and the stress of running on our body strengthen our skeltal system and muscles.

So with all these wonderful benefits why not hop on that treadmill today. Or go for a jog around your neighborhood. There are so many reasons to run!