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FIT FRIDAY TIP: FIRMING THE FANNY
I want to share with you a workout I do, it is a fast effective way to keep ones body fit and firm. The only equipment required is dumbbells ranging from 3lbs to start and heavier as one gets stronger. (you can find dumbbells at walmart or any sporting goods store).
For the first week I started with 10 repititions per exercise , monday - friday. Starting with 3lb dumbbells in each hand. With each following week I added repititions until I reached my goal of 50 repititions per exercise. When the dumbbells are feeling too light I go to next weight.
The exercises are as follows:
Start with some simple leg stretches for warm up before starting the exercises.
LUNGES- THE BEST for firming legs and glutes(aka the fanny or buttocks)
SQUATS- THE BEST for the overall thigh and glutes
STIFF LEGGED DEADLIFTS- THE BEST for the back of legs, glutes and lower back
Once I got my conditioning up I was able to do my 3 leg exercises 50 repititions each within 15 minutes.
In the next FIT FRIDAY TIP I will be adding some upper body exercises to our routine.
Our bodies are designed to move, not to sit around all day. For alot of us that is exactly what we are doing.
Todays fit friday tip is the benefits of cardio.
Benefits of cardio
-stronger heart and lungs
-increase bone density
-reduced risk of heart disease and some cancers
-temporary relief from depression and anxiety
-more confidence about how you look and feel
-setting a good example for your kids to stay active as they get older
Weight loss is only one benefit of cardio. Being active makes our lives better, increases bloodflow to our muscles, strengthens the lungs and heart.
Being a good example to our children and our grandchildren means a better future for them.
Water Runs Your Body
Think about it: your body is 83 percent water.
Your muscles are 75 percent water. Your brain for goodness sake, is 74 percent water, and your bones are 22 percent water.
You need water for every single metabolic process in the body. Water is necessary to digest and absorb nutrients and vitamins.
It carries away metabolic waste. It helps "flush" fat and toxins through the liver and kidneys.
So doesn't it make sense to constantly replenish that body of yours!
Watermelon is the perfect healthy summer snack!
Doctors have been doing research for years on appetite, satiety, and weight loss, and their findings have been unequivocal: High volume
foods(defined as those that take up a lot of space for very few calories) are one of your best allies in the quest to lose weight.
Watermelon is 92 percent water. Doctors have found that water as part of food has a very satisfying and filling effect.
For example soup made of vegetables and water will fill people up and cause them to eat fewer calories.
When water is incorporated into food or shakes, satiety is increased and (people) ultimately eat less food.
So from that view alone, watermelon is the perfect food. When water is bound to food, it slows down absorption and lasts longer in the belly.
Research has shown that a high-volume eating plan produces more weight loss than a low fat diet.
Fit tips from Shani Girl
MY NAME IS SHANNON JENSEN. I AM A MOTHER OF 4 . I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 32 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FITNESS WORLD FOR ALL MY MARRIED LIFE.
AFTER HAVING MY FIRST CHILD I FOUND IT NECESSARY TO START EXERCISING ON A REGULAR BASIS. I REALIZED BACK THEN THAT IF I WANTED TO STAY FIT AND FIRM I NEEDED TO INCORPORATE REGULAR EXERCISE INTO MY LIFESTYLE.
I HAVE SEEN MANY FITNESS FADS COME AND GO. HOWEVER ONE THING HAS ALWAYS STAYED CONSISITENT, THE BASICS. PROPER EXERCISE WITH GOOD NUTRITION LEAD TO A HEALTHY FIT BODY THAT WILL LAST A LIFE TIME.
I CAN PERSONALLY ATTEST TO THE WONDERFUL BENEFITS OF GOOD FITNESS. I FEEL JUST AS VIBRANT AND HEALTHY TODAY AS I DID WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER. AS A FORMER GYM OWNER AND A CURRENT FITNESS TRAINER I HAVE WITNESSED SO MANY PEOPLES QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVE DRAMATICALLY AS THEY COMMIT TO A A SIMPLE SOLID EXCERSISE PROGRAM
I WANT TO BRING MY 32 PLUS YEARS OF FITNESS TRAINING AND CONSULTING TO YOU EVERY WEEK.
SO GET READY, SET, GO, FOR "SHAPE UP WITH SHANNON" COMING TO YOU EVERY "FITNESS FRIDAY"
I WANT TO INTRODUCE SOMETHING NEW THAT WE WILL BE DOING ON A WEEKLY BASIS. IT WILL BE CALLED "SHAPE UP WITH SHANNON" AND IT WILL BE ON "FITNESS FRIDAY"
WE LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN FEELING GOOD ABOUT ONESSELF IS OUR LEVEL OF FITNESS. WHEN OUR BODIES HAVE VIBRANT HEALTH IT HELPS US NOT ONLY FEEL BETTER PHYSICALLY BUT ALSO MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.
SO WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT US EVERY FITNESS FRIDAY FOR SOME VERY PRACTICAL USEFUL TIPS TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY TO VIBRANT HEALTH.