Tips... For People On The Go by Kaliannah Shirah
Since my early 20s I've dreamed of a
quick and efficient method of losing weight - and, more importantly,
a way to achieve this goal with a minimal amount of physical
Don't get me wrong, I'm not adverse
to physical activity, I simply don't have the time I had 10 years
ago, or even two years ago. Between chauffeuring the kids, building
my home business and going back to college - I'm hard pressed for
time to say the very least!
My solution? I modified my usual
30-minute workouts into a series of ten minute mini-morning workouts
(I prefer exercising in the morning as it gives me a boost for the
rest of the day).
Here are a few suggestions:
Follow your regular workout video for 10 minutes (equivalent to
about two upbeat songs).
AEROBICISE THROUGH ONE COMPLETE SONG
Make up your own aerobic routine to a song on the radio or on your
favorite CD. Don't be self-conscious! Who cares how ridiculous you
look while in the throws of a song? It's the end result that
JUMPING JACKS OR JUMP ROPE
Easy to do, requires little space and even less investment. Also
good for your cardiovascular system.
RUNNING IN PLACE
Did you know, if you run at a moderate pace, you can cover a mile in
BELLY DANCE or YOGA
Ultimate sources for relaxation and upper/lower body fitness. Not to
mention great fun!
Safety while working out is important. A good rule of thumb to
follow when exercising is: "If you can't hold a conversation
without gasping for air, you're overdoing it!" Slow down and
return to exercising later.
You can alter your favorite workout
session in a similar fashion to those described above. Remember,
that 10 minutes A DAY is better than nothing at all!
RECOMMENDED Workout Videos:
Hip, Hop Body Shop (Urban Dance
Instruction), ISBN 0-88149-855-6
Fat Blaster Goes Latin! (Mamba,
Salsa), ISBN 0-7640-0794-7
Bellydance, Beyond Basics (Goddess
Workout), ISBN 3499113682