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Keep Calm and Get Your Workout On


Working out is important to our health, but sometimes we feel as though we just don’t  have the time. Think again. Get moving with these workout routines that are not  only quick and easy, but completely beneficial in helping you become a buff Belle.

This is a mini-workout and can be done quickly in just about any location. You will start with 10 jumping jacks, pushups, squats and crunches. You will simply repeat the  exercises in that order, but you will decrease each set by one. At the end, your last set should be one jumping jack, push up, squat, and crunch. Do not rush  through this workout because you want to get the most benefit from it by  diligently performing the movements. This is also a great post-running workout.

If you have time, a quick walk or run is a great workout. If you are just beginning your workout routine then start out with a five to ten minute walk or run and then continue to add ten minutes onto each session. Varying your pace when you walk or run stimulates the aerobic system to adapt, according to Richard Cotton, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise. The more power the aerobic system has, the more capacity you have to burn calories. Incorporate a few lunges into this routine.

If you enjoy a more “relaxing” workout, try doing Yoga or Pilates. You can  purchase inexpensive starter kits at Target. The CD that comes with the kit allows you to break up your workout into twenty-minute routines that focus on
your upper body, lower body and abs.

For those who want to hit the gym or incorporate weights into their workout, follow this link, http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/ss/slideshow-30-minute-workout-routine and become a buff Belle with this 30 minute workout.

These types of workouts are the most beneficial for your body. However, you must make sure to do them correctly. Bad technique won’t give you the results you desire. If you aren’t sure that you are doing these exercises correctly, check out this website, http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/7-most-effective-exercises?page=2 , for a little insight on the most effective workouts and how to do them properly.

For those of you who have a little more time on your hands, try this simple, yet rewarding, workout.

The 100 Workout:

  • 100 jumping jacks
  •  90 crunches
  • 80 squats                                                              
  •  70 leg lifts
  •  60 jumping jacks
  •  50 crunches
  •  40 squats
  •  30 leg lifts
  •  20 jumping jacks
  • Run for 10 minutes.

Remember not to overdo it when you work out and stretch before and after. Try to get 20 to 30 minutes in almost every day and push yourself because whether you feel like it’s true or not, you’re body can handle a lot more than you think. If you have days that allow for a longer workout, don’t be afraid to mix up your workout routine. With these quick routines you will have time to pencil in a workout into your busy schedule and look great in no time!

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