3 Things to Add to Your Workout
By Virginia Laird
Do you find your current exercise routine to be a drag from time to time? It may be time to consider making some changes. Although you may already have a list of favorite exercises, there is always room for more. Research suggests that changes in your workout can do the body good. Fitness experts have offered several recommendations for things to try that can help breathe life back into a monotonous routine. Some of these include:
- Take a walk
- Lift some weights
- Take a spin class
Take a Walk
Walking is advised by many healthcare providers as an exercise that can have positive impacts on overall health. Many admit that walking as little as 20 minutes each day can help manage blood sugar, promote weight loss, and help stabilize blood pressure. Since a brisk walk can take place at almost any location, there is little reason to skip out on the workout. Walking can be something for the entire family as well. If you are looking for an activity that can help improve the health of everyone under your roof, it might be nice to take a daily walk together.
Lift Some Weights
While many falsely believe that lifting some weights will only bulk the muscles, this is not the case. Research suggests that using weights in your exercise routine can help burn fat from the body. Weightlifting is one of the only exercises that can help burn calories long after the workout has ended. Fitness experts suggest that lifting weights at least three times a week can help with weight loss and muscle tone. These professionals also suggest the importance of beginning your weightlifting journey slowly and light on the weights. Lifting too much too quickly can invite injury.
Take a Spin Class
Have you ever considered taking a spin class? In recent years, spinning popularity has soared. Fitness coaches love this class due to its low-impact, high intensity workout. Research suggests that a participant can burn as many as 600 calories per class. Spin class is a fun, music-filled atmosphere where participants are instructed to participate in a series of climbs and sprints (among others) all while in the comfort of the stationary bike.
It is important to keep in mind that trying new things can be a struggle. However, you may be able to find a few new exercises you love.
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