Archive for August, 2010
The chair pose can help to strengthen your thighs as well as your abs. Begin by standing with your feet together. Raise your arms and join your hands above your head. Keep your arms straight and at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Tighten your abs as you bend your knees to where your thighs are almost parallel with the ground. Hold this pose for 30 seconds. Keep your abs tight as you straighten your legs and bring your arms to your sides to come to a standing position. Repeat this movement for 2 more sets.
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The dolphin pose is another useful stretch to help your spine, your legs and your shoulders. Begin by lying on your belly with your torso propped up by your elbows and palms. Keep your abs tight as you make your way to a kneeling position. Now as you keep your elbows on the floor, straighten your legs and your back. Your body should be in a v shape. Your elbows, your head and yours gluts should be in a straight line and at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Hold the pose for 30 seconds. Now come back to a kneeling position and rest.
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Here is a little bit of dietary advice from the experts at the Weight-control Information Network.
Are you looking for some tips for designing a healthy meal plan…?
Make sure your healthy eating plan is one that:
· Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
· Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, bean, eggs, and nuts.
· Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Before you begin your exercise for today make sure that you warm up on the treadmill or the bike for about five minutes. You must not move into heavy exercise until you have given your body a little bit of preparation. Now after you have warmed up for five minutes, proceed by doing some light stretching exercises. The ones form high school gym class will be just fine. You want to make sure that your muscles are warm and pliable before you begin your stretching. Now you are ready to begin your workout.
If the traditional boat pose in yoga is too difficult for you it can certainly be modified. Begin by sitting on your bottom with your legs knees together and bent at the height of your chest. Have your arms straight out in front of you, parallel with the ground. Now recline about a foot and a half backwards and pause for 30 seconds. Make sure that your abs are tight the entire time. Now come back to the starting position and repeat for 3 sets, 30 seconds for each set.