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Exercising is one of those things that we all know we need to do, and yet find it so hard to be consistent. I have found something that works for me and my lifestyle, and it's important that you find something that works for you too. ;)
There are all sorts of ideas to having regular exercise, depending on the weather and time of year:
*Taking brisk walks
*A fitness class
*Walking instead of driving if possible
*Instead of spending 20 minutes trying to find a parking space right by a store entrance, how about parking as far out as possible for some exercise? :)
*Working in the garden, raking leaves
*Swimming is great in the summer
*Do brisk housework everyday :)
*Ride a bike
*If you work, take steps instead of an elevator
A few things that I have found for my lifestyle to keep me on a regular, healthy exercise routine is:
1. Exercise videos
I have found that as a busy homeschooling mom, doing workouts in my living room are a way that I can consistently get good exercise. I workout 3 days a week for 20-30 minutes. I prefer to do my videos in the mornings before my shower. With some videos, you may not be comfortable doing the workout with children around. You can purchase a good work out video for only $5 and some change.
2. A rebounder
A rebounder is the same as a mini trampoline. My goal is to jump at least 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Bouncing on a rebounder stresses every cell of the body approximately 100 times a minute. Every cell is strengthened by this stress, which helps them become firm and strong and stimulates healthy cell growth. Jumping just 10 minutes a day does your body very good.
Other specific benefits of a rebounder are:
*Get oxygen circulating through every cell in your body.
*Strengthens and nourishes the heart
*Reduces blood pressure
*Boosts red blood cells
*Circulates lymph fluids which acts as an internal vacuum cleaner
and according to Urban Rebounding.com, a rebounder -
"STOPS PREMATURE AGING:
rebounding can actually reverse, prevent, or diminish the hardening of the arteries. By conquering the ultimate pathology, you will keep your mind alert, skin smooth, skeleton flexible, libido intact, kidneys functioning, blood circulation, liver detoxifying, enzyme systems alive, hold memory intact, and avoid all systems of the aging process."
I personally have the Urban Rebounder, and it has lasted several years.
What exercise routines will work for your lifestyle? Everyone needs to find something that works for them, and be consistent with it. For me, a workout video in my living room and using a mini trampoline is a realistic workout program for me that I can be consistent with. When the weather is warmer, I also enjoy walks in the woods and down the road for exercise also. A nice stroll enjoying God's creation on a warm day does everyone good. Consistently exercising will greatly help you to live a healthier, better quality of life, plus fight aging, remove toxins and help shed that unwanted weight! What exercise program works for you? Find a routine and stick with it!