A recent Good Morning America Health clip gives some examples of how to exercise anywhere, using a park bench or your natural environment as your fitness center. Check it out here.
I was inspired, so while running my 3 miles downtown today, I stopped by an empty park bench and did some tricep dips and push-ups! Great way to break up the run!
New studies show that even 15 minutes of exercise can increase your life expectancy by up to three years! This doesn’t mean you should reduce your exercise if you’re already doing more than 15 minutes. In fact, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults work in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week (i.e. jogging or running) each week.”
Rodale (“where health meets green”) also posted an article on “7 Easy Ab Exercises You Can Do Just About Anywhere.”
Don’t forget to pre-hydrate, hydrate, and rehydrate! Water is essential to maintaining your core body temperature.