5 Minutes for Me

Making time in your life for you and the things you love to do!

Tip of the Day August 2, 2013

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Start small and work your way up to where you want to be.

Don’t get discouraged if you can do many reps at first

do as a many as you can  and as you get stronger increase

a little bit each day makes a difference.

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Tip of the Day August 1, 2013

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Make the most of your exercise time

Work upper and lower body at the same time and

turn you strength exercises into an aerobic workout as well.

Choose exercises such as Pushups and various styles of crunches.

Also Add a side or front arm raise to lunges and squats

 

Tip of the Day July 31, 2013

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Squats work all the major muscle groups in your lower body.

So if you are looking to tone, strengthen and shape, your gluts, hamstrings, quads or calves

Add some squats into your exercise routine.

 

 

Tip of the Day July 30, 2013

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Crunches are for you abs, not for neck.

Reduce the strain on your neck by following these simple tips.

Keep your chin up and pointed toward the ceiling, you should always be able to fit your fist between your chin and neck.

Relax your head in your hands and look straight up, now hold that spot and when you lift up, lift upwards raising you shoulders off the floor. Aim for the ceiling not for your knees.

 

Express full body work out July 29, 2013

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I’ve been making an effort to work out every day but I don’t have a lot of time, so I’ve been doing about 20 minutes each day. To get the most out of each work out I have been doing exercises that use one or more groups of large muscles, and work against gravity. This way I can get endurance strength and even a little cardio every time. Simple basic exercises can be very effective when done regularly.

If you don’t have much time or space that’s fine, you can get yourself started with some crunches, push-ups, squats with front arm raises, lunges with side arm raises and leg lifts. The more reps and sets you do the more intense the workout. Do a few or as many of each as you can each day even if it’s only one set. You can also spend 5 minutes at a time several times a day and do one set of one exercise at a time. Set it up so it works for you and remember you can customize your workout each day to fit your schedule.

Do it every day so it becomes habit and it will become easier and easier to do. You may even find yourself looking forward to the time you spend working out. It’s definitely time well spent. You will feel and look better, and increase you energy. Best of all its simple, you only need a little time a small space and no equipment. It doesn’t get much easier than that. So find yourself 5 minutes and get started today.

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Tip of the Day July 17, 2013

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Pump yourself up with a few sets of squats!

Squats are excellent for getting your energy up.

Add in a simple front arm raise and you have yourself

A full body exercise that will get your heart pumping.

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Start by standing up tall, feet shoulders with apart

Bend your knees and push your but back, like you about to sit in a chair,and raise your arms in front of you

Remember to keep hips, knees and ankles aligned to avoid stress on the joints

 

 

Tip of the Day July 16, 2013

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Pushups are a great exercise that will get our heart rate up

And give you an instant energy boost.

Try these simple easy modified pushups to give you a quick pick me up.

1. Place your hands on the wall shoulder with apart; next walk your feet back until your heels lift slightly off the floor.

1. Place your hands on the wall shoulder with apart; next walk your feet back until your heels lift slightly off the floor.

2. Lower your body toward the wall and push back up

2. Lower your body toward the wall and push back up  

Start out with reps of 5 or 10 then as the get easier add in more and more.