Little Time? Little Bits of Exercise Still Pay Off

For most people, one of the biggest hurdles to exercising is finding time. We’re always on the go (behind the wheel), then once we meet all our daily responsibilities, it seems there’s no time left for exercise. But researchers from Indiana University say “snippets” of walking may be just as good, if not better, than one long exercise session.

On one day, study participants who all had somewhat elevated blood pressure walked 40 minutes on a treadmill without stopping. Another day, they walked four times for 10 minutes each time. All participants lowered their blood pressure the same amount after exercise. But surprisingly, the lowered-pressure effect lasted four hours longer after the series of short walks. So grabbing 10 minutes here and there four times a day to walk could be just the time-challenged trick to keep you healthier and your blood pressure in check.

Other research shows short bursts of exercises may keep your metabolism raised, to help your body burn calories more steadily throughout the day, too. And that means a slimmer you in less time.

So say so long to the “no time” exercise excuse. Seize your next 10 minutes!

Next, try this for a two-minute metabolism-boosting lunch to add to your 10-minute workout: a shake with Reliv Active. Quick, easy and delicious, the shakes are part of Reliv’s breakthrough Fit3 program and weight-loss system. Muscle-building protein and fat burners in the shake, combined with Burn accelerator capsules and diet and exercise support, give your metabolism and weight loss efforts speedier results.

Send Winter Pounds Packing

SubscribeButton-webwinter pounds packingWinter cold doesn’t mean you have to put exercise on ice. While snuggling on the couch with a cozy blanket, a plate of cookies and a steaming mug of cocoa may sound like the idyllic winter scene, it won’t look so pretty next spring when you try to squeeze into your favorite shorts. In addition to the physical benefits of exercising in the winter, exercising will help you beat the winter blues, too. And an invigorating walk outside in the cold can make you feel more alive and energetic. (However, if you have asthma or a heart condition, talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program outside.) Continue reading “Send Winter Pounds Packing”

Simple Everyday Tips for a Healthier You

SubscribeButton-webtips to healthier youWith health information and diet books everywhere we turn, we all know what we’re supposed to eat and that we need to exercise. So why do we continue to make the wrong choices and push the scales upward? Continue reading “Simple Everyday Tips for a Healthier You”

Give Your Steps a Reality Check

SubscribeButton-websteps reality checkThe average American only takes about 5,000 steps a day. That’s not enough! For optimum health, you need at least 10,000 steps a day. To lose weight, you need to bump that up to 12,000 to 15,000 steps a day. But unless you’re some kind of savant, you can’t count those on your own. That’s where a pedometer comes in. Continue reading “Give Your Steps a Reality Check”

Get Fit Faster

“If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself” — Leon Eldred
Are you taking good care of yourself? Besides eating healthy, you’ve got to move it, baby! Being fit will make you feel better, look better and get more accomplished every day — not to mention the benefits to your bones, muscles, heart and other body parts! Continue reading “Get Fit Faster”