What can you do to get those six-pack abs you dream of having? We recommend something safer and more effective than sit-ups: plank exercises. Planks build your core muscles and sculpt your body by utilizing isometric strength. Done properly, planks can also improve your body posture, while strengthening your shoulders, arms, glutes, and hamstring muscles. Read on to find out how.
Before your next flight, don’t just sit there. Get up and move around. Take a brisk walk. Do stretches. Use the stairs. And get your pulse pumping before you step on the plane.
The good news is that n a growing number of forward-thinking air terminals, you can indulge in yoga, walk on a dedicated and marked path before or between flights, and find tranquility from the noisy crush of a busy airport.
Depending on where you live, winter can be a time when exercise is the last thing you want to do. Especially outdoors. Growing up in Minnesota, I embraced the winter, and took advantage of it for skating, downhill and cross country skiing. But when it’s -40 outside, and the days are short, even an ardent Minnesota native can think twice.
That’s why riding a bike during the winter makes so much sense. Indoors, of course.
When I see a fat man struggling with all his might to climb a hill on a bike, an overweight woman beet red in the face as she jogs in obvious pain on a hot day, or a fat couple willing to be seen in a gym full of young hard bodies, I don’t sneer. I feel nothing but empathy. I cheer them on. Because not long ago, I was that guy.
We can all be better. Instead of showing scorn to the fat man or woman, cheer them on. Show them support. If they can do it, we all can.
Summer. It’s a great time of the year. The days are longer, winter’s finally over, and it’s time to get outside for exercise. But when it’s 99 degrees and 99 percent humidity out, the thought of running in the blistering heat feels impossible. So instead of burning up this summer, be cool. Look for an indoor ice skating rink in your city and go skating.
That’s right. Ice skating. In the summer.
My husband Brian, the writer of this team, is busy on yet another adventure kayaking and hiking. All this activity has tired him out, so he has not been able to blog thus far on our trip to Kauai. So please bear with me (Rita, the wife, and designer) I am attempting to write a blog on my own!
The Club at Kukui'ula, is a private club for owners of the fabulous new homes and cottages at Kukui'ula on the south shore of Kauai, just west of Poipu. And let me tell you, membership has its privileges (sorry Am/Ex it really fits here).
No matter where you travel, whether or not a gym or pool is available, you can always exercise, even in your hotel room. An increasingly popular way to do this is what's known as the 7-Minute Workout. It's a set of at least seven intense, short-duration exercises that work all of your body in just a few minutes.
For busy people on the go, especially travelers, the 7-Minute Workout is a great way to squeeze in daily exercise wherever you are.
Every morning, I awaken at 5 am (if the alarm doesn't get him up, one of our kitties will see to it), splash water on my face and put on my cycling clothes. Heading downstairs to the garage, I put on my cycling shoes, my iPhone, earbuds and iTunes and climb aboard my 34 year old steel bike (a vintage Team Miyata 12-speed my brother raced on for several seasons) attached to an Eclipse cycling trainer. The cranking begins.