Sometimes I forget all the benefits to exercise, so I am creating a list. I can use this list to remind myself why I need to prioritize it!
- maintain or lose weight
- increased energy
- reduces stress
- improved mental health
- improves sleep
- reduces risk of heart disease
- controls blood pressure
- lowers cholesterol levels (LDL) & triglycerides
- increases muscle tone & bone strength
- type 2 diabetes prevention
- prevents certain types of cancer
- improves efficiency of breathing
- improves brain activity
- improves immune system functioning
I got a Fitbit this past week, and I am real excited about using it! I won’t draw any big conclusions yet or weigh in completely on my thoughts as I have only been using it a few days. However, I thought I would share a few initial thoughts: Continue reading
One of my favorite exercise routines is my strength training routine. It goes fast, I am able to incorporate different forms of exercise (cardio & strength), and I can get a full body workout done. I definitely feel the good fatigue and burn when I am done, so I know I have “worked” out.
I get bored easily with the same routine week after week, so I switch up my routine regularly. I do have a few exercises I love to do, so I include those regularly. I don’t necessarily love them because I enjoy doing them but because I know the results I get from doing them. Even though I do include some exercises regularly in my routine, I rarely do the same identical routine from week to week.
I thought I would share some of my routines from time to time in case you are bored with yours. Continue reading