A “mid-winter” exercise program developed in the San Francisco bay area (which counts as late spring or early fall, anywhere else).
A “easy” exercise program focusing on losing weight.
Weight training, or any of it’s resistance-training cousins, is vital for maintaining bone mass, in addition to building muscle. And now that we know “sitting is the new smoking”, we know that you need some kind of resistance training to keep your muscles in shape, which means you not only look good, you want to be active — because a well-toned muscle is just itching to be doing something. So weight training in some form is something that you must build into your routine.
This article outlines a morning exercise program that you can customize. It’s something you can do while the coffee or tea is brewing to improve general fitness, energize yourself for the day, and maximize calorie burn.
Beyond burning calories, exercise has three major impacts on your weight: appetite suppression, appetite change, and the little-recognized effects of regularity.
This is an exercise program that uses mostly body weight for resistance. For a couple of muscle groups, dumbbells are pressed into service to deliver the right amount of resistance, but most of the exercises depend on body weight. The exercises require very little equipment, take little time, and provide extraordinary health benefits. They’re worth doing!
Devote 60 seconds out of every hour to your fitness goals. Your mind will be sharper, your body leaner, and your metabolism higher. You’ll feel great, and it won’t even feel like you’re working out.
The right kind of weight training can grow muscle in very little time. The 2-3-5, 7-11 program gives you maximum benefit in as little as 20 minutes every 7 to 10 days.
Four different sets of core strengthening exercises that work the upper, lower, and oblique (lateral) abdominal muscles.
Ellipticals are terrific for impact-free exercise. There’s a model you can take outdoors, like a bicycle, and one that works like a stairstepper!