Exercise is one component of weight loss— it’s a scientific fact. But that doesn’t mean your only options are weight lifting or marathon running. One of our favorite Fat Flushing ways to move that bod is rebounding! What is Rebounding? Rebounding is a form of cardio exercise that stimulates the lymphatic system. The up-and-down jumping motion on the minitrampoline (known as a “rebounder”) parallels the way lymph nodes function, opening and closing vertically. How Does This Impact Weight Loss? Think ...Read More
While You Work When you’re at work, it’s likely that “exercise” is the last thing on your mind. But these few simple tricks can inject some active moments into your sedentary workday without disrupting your work routine. 1. Keep a small cup for water instead of a big one. You’ll stand up more often for refills, plus trips to the bathroom. 2. Get a live office plant instead of a fake one. Getting up to water it every so often ...Read More
You don’t need any fancy sneakers, or a budget-breaking gym membership to get up and get moving! These little everyday substitutions can, believe it or not, make a difference in your overall health. Here are a few ideas to try while you’re at home: 1. Stand up to change the channel instead of using a remote. 2. After laundry is folded, take a few trips to put it away instead of one big trip. 3. Talking on the phone? Walk ...Read More
Looking for a quick move to add to your workout routine? Try this bicycle move that will target your abdomen: While lying on the floor, press lower back to the ground, lift shoulder blades, and lace fingers behind your head. Bring knees up to approximately a 45 degree angle and preform a bicycle pedal motion, alternately straightening your legs. Touch left elbow to right knee, then right elbow to left knee. Complete 3 sets of 15-20 reps.
Add this classic move to your workout routine for an all-around body burner: While lying face down, place forearms on the floor, with either palms face down or hands together. Raise off the ground onto toes and elbows, firing your glutes. Keep back flat by engaging abdominal muscles, and be sure to not raise your rear or sag your middle to the ground. Hold for 30-60 seconds, repeating 1-3 times.
Stand on a sturdy elevated surface (like a stair) with your heels hanging off the edge and your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. You may want to place your hands on your hips or a sturdy object in front of you to help with balance. Raise your body up onto your toes, hold for a few seconds, and lower back down slowly. First: complete the exercise with your toes pointing forward. Second: complete the exercise with your toes pointing ...Read More
Standing upright holding hand weights of your choice (5 lbs is a good amount to start with), bend forward to form a 90 degree angle with your body. Make your upper arms parallel with the floor, bending at the elbow. Extend arms until straight and then return to the starting position. Be careful not to swing and use momentum to move during these movements. Instead, use only your muscle strength to complete slow, fluid movements. Complete 3 sets of 15 ...Read More
Lie on your left side, with your left elbow bent, cradling your head in your hand, and keeping your legs straight. Brace yourself with your right hand, palm down on the floor or mat. Raise your right leg as high as you can (this should take approximately 1 second) without moving any other part of your body, leaving your left leg firmly placed on the floor or mat. Pause for 2-3 seconds, lower your leg back down (this should take ...Read More