kids8Some reasons why getting fit is important.

The only way to make exercise a non-negotiable in your life is to do it most days. When we make it a mountainous task, we are more likely not to get to it. I realize that you may already have a fitness program in place that you are very diligent about doing. If this is you: Wonderful. However, be sure you are still exercising at least five days in a row. Once again, this creates consistency. Think of exercise like you do brushing your teeth. There is no way you would say I can’t seem to find the time …If you will find something to do that involves constant movement and getting your heart-rate up, you will be more likely to get it done. I believe it’s important to do cardiovascular exercise five days in a row, 30 minutes.       

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Any form of cardiovascular exercise. It sounds pretty simple. However, in a few days, something is going to try to get you off track. You must recognize it and push past the temptation to justify missing your work-out. While intensity is important, consistency is key. Here is a list of some suggested forms of cardio. Fast-paced walking (meaning where you find the need to take a breath every two or three seconds) is one of the best ways to start out.

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Bike riding
  • Dancing
  • Elliptical
  • Stair-climber
  • Spin Class
  • Kick-boxing
  • Boxing
  • Jump-rope
  • Roller-blading

Have fun getting the entire family fit! 

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