With the holidays quickly approaching, our focus tends to shift off of ourselves.
Don’t be a holiday weight gain statistic!
You still need to get in at least 30 (to 60) minutes of activity most days of the week. Try to get up just a little earlier. Get it over with first thing in the morning or block off 30 minutes in your calendar to make time for you.
*Here’s five quick and effective workouts you can schedule in for your weeks ahead. Do them separately or put a couple workouts together – you decide!
1. Get Outside!
You can replace the walk with a jog, bike ride, or cardio machine (if weather isn’t cooperating) and follow the same intensity guidelines. You should always be able to say between 10 and 4 words without catching your breath.
2. Whittle your Middle!
Your core is all the muscles between your hips and shoulders and is involved with every single activity that you do. You need to challenge these muscle to keep you strong and injury free. Perform 1 minute of each exercise and repeat 2-4 times. A bonus core move is here.
3. Total Body Sculpt!
4. Long & Lean!
Look lean and long with these pilates exercises. Perform each exercise for 1 minute repeating exercise sequence 1-3 times. You can also add this pilates workout to the mix.
5. A Balancing Act!
Balance works all the stabilizing muscles of the body to keep you injury free and strong. Remember, you are only as strong as your weakest link. Warm up. Work up to 1 minute of each exercise and repeat sequence 2-6 times. Hit both sides of the body equally. If you want to add some yoga balance exercises, look here. Stretch.
* Consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.