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Morning Cardio

Making time to exercise can be very hard. And if you are like me, pressing the snooze button every 5 minutes to delay getting up, exercising is probably not on your priority list of things to do as you are trying to rush out of bed. But what if I told you that exercise in the morning will free up time for you for the remaining of the day and will reenergize you for the activities you want to tackle.

Exercising in the morning has been scientifically proven to increase productivity, boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels, improve you’re asleep and  burns more fat.

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Why Strength Training

Strength training is good for the bones and can help increase your metabolism not to mention tone you up!

Check these other benefits out!

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Myth

The common misconception of strength training is that it will bulk you up like a professional body builder. I’m here to tell you it will not.  In order to bulk up like the pros, you would need to do some  aggressive training almost daily, lift heavy, and increase consumption of whey protein among other foods and supplements to get that kind of body mass. A regular strength training routine with low weights will  increase your endurance, burn fat, and tone those muscles!

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Get up and Move- In the morning

Setting time to workout can be challenging especially after a long day of work. How about doing it in the morning, before you start your day!

This great video explains why working out in the morning is a better choice.

 

“It has been scientifically proven that human’s will power and determination are at the highest when we wake up and gradually lowers as the day goes on”

Source

Gallery, Kram. (2015) Morning Exercise= Mental Health. YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/3ZBXldCxZEA

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All Movement Counts!

It is important to start slowly with any physical activity especially if you are the non-active individual . In Brody (2008), the article suggests that exercise should be gradually incorporated into the daily life because it improves blood flow to the brain, therefore, eliminating the risk of a stroke. The point is to get the heart pumping oxygen!

            All movement counts! Any activity that increases your heart rate will do.  Activities do not have to be boring or hard.  Every woman can benefit from moving activities.  The goal is to find an activity you enjoy and get up and move!

 

Source

Brody, J. (2008). You name it, and exercise helps it. The NY Times. Web.

               Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/health/29brod.html

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Physical activity and health:

   The benefits of physical activity. Web. Retrieved

               from https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity /basics/pa-health/

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Exercise and Cardiovascular Health

It is important to get up and move to help improve your cardiovascular system.  Research shows that exercise helps with improving Cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Although CVD is preventable, there are other factors that play into CVD, which are considered “non-modifiable” such as; age, genetics, race, and family history. Despite this, it’s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise because it can improve cardiovascular health, decrease strokes and reduces the risk of developing coronary artery disease.
Anything that gets the heart pumping faster is a great activity! Brisk walking, swimming, cycling, yard work, household task, and stair climbing are beneficial to cardiovascular health.

 

Source

Agarwal, S. K. (2012). Cardiovascular benefits of exercise. International Journal of

                General Medicine5, 541–545. http://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S30113