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.
I recently found ABC Good Morning America Health on Hulu.com! Check it out here! There are nearly 100 clips with wonderful health tips. Here’s one:
This clip of Erin Hobday, Self Magazine’s Nutrition Editor, talks with Good Morning America about some foods that help you feel better and target certain health concerns. More info on Self.com.
Feeling Down? Pasta and Dark Chocolate boost level of serotonin, which makes you feel happy.
Headaches? Pumpkin seeds (2 oz. per day for daily recommended amount of Magnesium) and WATER!
Want to boost your memory? Try a Mediterranean Diet: high in antioxidants and heart healthy. May reduce risk of Alzheimer’s.
PMS? combo of calcium and Vitamin D (3 servings of soy milk, skim milk, or vitamin D rich dairy products daily)
Want to keep wrinkles at bay? Beta Carotene and Lycopene (1 c. Cantaloupe, a few chunks watermelon) and Vitamin C rich foods to produce collagen in skin (1/2 red pepper)
Want a healthy heart? Peanut Butter (1 Tbsp./5x per week) and whole grains (2 servings per day)
For a full list, check out http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2010/04/foods-that-make-you-feel-good. Very cool!