Eliminate the fear of strength training

Nothing is more frustrating than spending months exercising without seeing results. Maybe you found yourself starting a tough routine and your current fitness level just wasn’t there. Did that make you throw in the towel, give up too soon?

We rely on brilliant new programs and solutions to achieve our weight loss goals. When in reality, we need good old fashioned strength training. Take the fear out of strength training. Don’t let the phrase intimidate you. It just means that you will make your body more vital by exercising. This doesn’t mean you have to be a weightlifter or even try to lift more than your body weight off a chair.

Work out at home while watching TV

Challenge yourself

The slogan “if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” couldn’t be truer when it comes to your health and exercise routine. BUT we all need to start a level with the right kind of exercises that match our abilities and aspirations.

In this edition of 4 Your health blog we’ll break down an effective gym or home exercise routine that you can implement right away.

The type of exercise in this workout has been proven to lower blood pressure, improve posture/back pain, account for the much-needed weekly activity minutes, and help bring you closer to your health and fitness goals ideals.

The session below will take you less than 30 minutes to complete. Add a few 30-minute walks each week. You’ll be well on your way to adopting a well-balanced exercise routine and a healthier lifestyle.

Drew Saenz – Courtesy: Randi Carson

keep it simple

I get to add something new to your schedule can seem overwhelming. Keep it simple. Maybe slip it on right before your shower in the morning or right after you leave work. Try an exercise or two while watching TV.

Keep your exercise simple enough so that YOU WILL DO IT every week. Make it challenging enough that you have to step out of your comfort zone a bit to accomplish it.

I have found that short, quick workouts work much better for me every day than longer workouts that take over 50 minutes. Are there times when you find yourself looking for something to do or just surfing the web? Instead, try putting a training block on your schedule to make it happen on your own.

Trainer’s Tip

Be sure to include all four components in your exercise sessions for best results. Don’t skip the warm-up or cool-down. These crucial workout supplements will help you prevent injury and get the most out of your routine.

Here is the full home exercise routine videoand below is a quick breakdown of what to expect.

The warm-up: Simple bodyweight exercises and stretches to increase heart rate, reduce risk of injury and improve range of motion.

Work: (strength) Bodyweight and resistance based movements are designed to incorporate multiple muscle groups and challenge your body and can be modified for all fitness levels.

Cooldown: (flexibility) Low impact bodyweight and mat exercises to restore resting heart rate levels and cool the body.

So. A simple and effective exercise routine that will bring you closer to your ideal health goals in just two or three sessions per week!

You may be thinking, Drew, it’s not that simple, and you’re right. There’s so much more to creating a healthier lifestyle and habits, like nutrition, sleep, and fostering healthy relationships.

Do not worry. We’ll continue to cover simple ways to improve your health and fitness as a busy professional.

Your health partner,

Drew Saenz

PS Whenever you’re ready, there are three ways I can help your people stay happy and healthy!

Here’s how we can help you

  1. Join our movement break program

Does your staff sit far too many hours during their work week? This simple program will help your employees get more physical activity at work.

If you’re interested, email me at [email protected] with Movement Break in the subject line, and we’ll connect.

  1. walking club

Not sure where to start to help your employees get more physical activity? Whether on-site or virtually, starting a walking club is a proven and simple way to get your people moving. If you’re interested, email me at [email protected] with Walking Club in the subject link, and we’ll connect.

  1. Diet workshop

Busy professionals are often confused about what solid, healthy eating should look like to fuel their workday and bring them closer to their health and fitness goals. If you want to learn more about how Team Up can end this confusion in a fun, non-intimidating way, email me at [email protected] in the subject line, and we’ll connect.

The 4 Your health blog is for working men and women who want to incorporate health and fitness into their daily lives. Together we will get there!

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