Dance, Lose Weight And Have Fun!

2:49 PM Posted by Lilian

Are you tired of all the ways to lose weight and look great. Dieting, aerobics, exercises and cardio workouts can be hard work and boring sometime. So here's one way I know that is fun - Dancing ....yes, dancing your way to fitness.

Dancing is a great way to lose weight. Why else do you think that most professional dancers look great and have good figures. Look at Jennifer Lopez, the late Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Kevin Bacon and even Fred Astaire who are all good at dancing. They must be doing something right. For one, dancing helps you to :

1. To distress and have fun
2. Burn calories and lose weight
3. Improve muscle tone & coordination
4. Strengthens bones
5. Increase energy
6. Improves cardiovascular system
7. Lowers risk of heart disease
8. Reduce blood pressure & cholesterol levels
9. Improves blood circulation
10. Builds endurance & stamina
11. Increase flexibility and balance
12. Improves overall health and body shape

However as with other types of exercises, you should warm up and stretch before dancing. Just move within your own tempo, start with a slow number and build it to faster tempo to avoid straining and injuring your muscles. Slow down or stop when you are short of breath or exhausted.

Dancing provides a channel to be yourself. Its an expression of self through the beat of the music. Dancing is an entertaining activity you can do with your friends or partner. It elevates your moods by raising our endorphin levels allowing us to reduce stress.

Best of all you can do it anywhere, even in the comfort of your living room. You don't need any expensive gym equipments just some music. You can move to the beat of the music and get creative creating your own dance moves. Or if you prefer learn the salsa, tango, ballroom dancing, breakdancing, disco, hip hop. It's a fun activity for all ages, the old and the young and breaks down racial barriers between diverse cultures.

So the next time you get bored with dieting or the regular exercise routine, remember you can still lose weight, have fun and look great through dancing.

Best Abdominal Exercises

10:33 AM Posted by Lilian

Instead of the typical ab routines that we see so often with crunches, situps, leg lifts, etc... I like to give my readers better options for metabolism-boosting high intensity workouts that work their entire body while also working their abs... thus building rock hard abs & core, but also creating a much better fat-burning workout than a typical ab workout.

I'm going to show you an example today of one of my favorite "ab workouts" that doesn't include any direct "ab exercises" at all. It's in a tri-set format (similar to a super-set but alternating between 3 exercises).

Here goes:

1a. Renegade Dumbbell Rows
1b. Front Squats with Barbell
1c. Mountain Climbers on Floor

A good rep scheme to use with this could be 3-4 sets of 8 reps for each exercise, or more sets for less reps, such as 5 sets of 5 reps of each exercise. Mountain climbers can be done for a time interval (such as 30 seconds) instead of "reps".

More pictures and descriptions on the above exercises.

Free Workout Video For Busy Moms

11:34 AM Posted by Lilian

Every time you take your children to the park for some outdoor entertainment you can make the most of this time too!

Get your bottom off the park bench and give these playground workout moves a go!
  • Park Bench Ste Ups (8-10 each leg)
  • Push Ups (8-10) can modify by performing against park bench
  • Picnic Table Hip Bridge (8-10 each leg)
  • Monkey Bar Pull Ups (5-10) modify by jumping to top of pull up and slowly lowering to bottom
  • Picnic Table Jumps (8-10)
  • Sprints - invite your children, increase laughter, engage your core

How To Use

Perform these moves straight through as a circuit repeating 2-4 times or pair up into super sets, completing each pair 2-4 times in a row - take a short rest and move on to the next super set.

Enjoy yourself with your kids!

Free Video : Winsor Pilates

5:53 AM Posted by Lilian

Tone your whole body with this free winsor pilates video. This is called the 100, the first exercise in the Pilates. Enjoy and get tone!


Lose Weight Fast And Easy With Cabbage Soup

3:23 PM Posted by Lilian

Have you ever heard of losing weight while on soup diet? As i browsed i found this articles about cabbage soup diet which find me interesting. You can do this for 7 days and you will 10 to 15 pounds. Hmmm do you think its worth trying?

Well cabbage is a very healthy vegetable. It is rich in:
  • Vitamin A: responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes.
  • Vitamin C: an all important anti-oxidant and helps the mitochondria to burn fat.
  • Vitamin E: a fat soluble anti-oxidant which plays a role in skin integrity.
  • Vitamin B: helps maintain integrity of nerve endings and boosts energy metabolism.
Plus it has a therapeutic value which plays a role in the inhibition of infections and ulcers. Cabbage extracts have been proven to kill certain viruses and bacteria in the laboratory setting. Cabbage boosts the immune system's ability to produce more antibodies. Cabbage provides high levels of iron and sulphur, minerals that work in part as cleansing agents for the digestive system.

So what you will do is vary slightly the recipe since it is boring too to eat the same taste for 7 days, isn't it? You can vary by adding onions, and tomatoes, flavored with bouillon, onion soup mix, and tomato juice.

Here is your 7 day "fast diet" plan. Each day of the seven-day program has specific foods that must be eaten, including potatoes, fruit juice, many vegetables, and on one day, beef.

Day One:
  • Eat only fruit, all the fruit you want except banana.
  • Drink unsweetened tea, black coffee, cranberry juice, and water.
  • Eat as much soup as you like.
Day Two:
  • All you want - fresh, raw, or cooked vegetables of your choice.
  • Stay away from dry beans, peas, and sweet corn.
  • Reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter for dinner.
  • Eat as much soup as you like but no fruit for today.
Day Three:
  • Combine days one and two, eat as much fruit, vegetables, and soup, as you like but no baked potato.
Day Four:
  • Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you would like on this day, along with your soup.
  • This day is supposed to lessen your desire for sweets.
Day Five:
  • You may have 10-20 ounces of beef (300-500g) and a large tin or up to six fresh tomatoes.
  • Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water this day to wash the uric acid from your body.
  • Eat your soup at least once today.
  • You may eat broiled or baked chicken (skinless) instead of beef.
  • If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef.
Day Six:
  • Eat beef and vegetables today.
  • You can even have two or three steaks if you like, with fresh vegetables or salad.
  • Eat your soup at least once.
Day Seven:
  • Eat all you want of brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices, and vegetables.
  • Be sure to eat your soup at least once to day.
  • No bread, alcohol, or carbonated beverages, not even diet soda.
Goodluck and you can now check your cabbage soup recipe.

Take Control Of Your Hunger And Loss Weight Healthily

3:17 PM Posted by Lilian

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