Work with your body for better results, longer.

Working with your body is an important part of working out.  That doesn’t mean you don’t push yourself, it merely means that you need to know what you can do to protect vulnerable parts of your body when you exercise.  In a recent blog by StudentGuy he mentioned you can burn 300 calories running at moderate pace.  Great advice, StudentGuy!–walking and running can make you feel great and it’s exercise you can do…well, wherever.  Yeah, I said it.  But what can we do to protect ourselves?  Well, when you’re on a treadmill, it’s actually better to go take smaller steps. Your knees will thank you now and later!! Remember that your knees are a place where two bones come together padded by fluid and other tissues, but if you pound, pound, pound on them you could injure the joint.

Rest is just as important as working out. If you don’t rest, you won’t be revived and refreshed for the next day.  Some of us wake up after our late night workout, but instead of reaching for a drink or pill why not take a nice warm bath to relax. Try not to watch t.v. immediately before and keep your head in relax and refresh mode–TV will stimulate you and can keep you awake.

Tidbit of the day!

I love this
Self magazine says “overweight people who lose 15 lbs reduced their risk of hypertension by as much as 28%”

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One Response to Work with your body for better results, longer.

  1. mcha4452 says:

    I completely agree with your advice on small steps. Im a tall guy, so taking large strides is actually easier for me. But after a torn cartilage, and ligament problems which I’m just recovering from, small steps are essential, and keep the pain away!

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