Exercise Routine

Have Your Exercise Routine in Place Before Summer

When is the best time to begin your exercise program? Now – because tomorrow never comes. Now is the best time to change your exercise habits also to become the healthier version of you.

Often, we put off starting an exercise routine until next Monday, or, another point on the calendar.  However, now is the best time. You can’t lose weight or tone if you don’t set your mind on it so start this winter at a gym (including swimming) or at home. Starting now will help you get in the habit by spring and summer when you can start to exercise in your swimming pool daily.

If you have that gym membership you don’t use, now is the time to start using it. If they have a pool, you’re lucky as swimming is a great form of exercise. Haven’t joined a gym and would like to? Finding one with a pool will jump start your routine, that way when your pool is open, you’ll already have an established a pool exercise program.

Working out is more fun when you’re splashing around in the pool. Aquatic exercises can burn fat and they’re healing, too, easing symptoms for arthritis and fibromyalgia sufferers. Dive into a new workout regimen with some moves that will keep you fit.

Great for your abs on dry land, doing the ab bicycle in the water adds extra work for your core, shoulders, and legs to keep you from floating away.

Lean back on the pool edge, lower your legs straight down and then raise them up as high as you can, keeping your legs perfectly straight and together. The water provides extra difficulty because you must fight your body’s natural buoyancy to maintain control.

Using a weight, do a normal bicep curl. The resistance of the water will make you work harder in both directions.

Perhaps you don’t have access to a gym, those exercises can be adapted to dry land or your living room very easily. Starting a program now will get your body in better shape for the summer. Incorporating smarter eating habits will also help as weight loss begins in the kitchen. Get into the healthy habit now, you’ll be so glad you did.

 

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