Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome to Fitness Friday!

It’s the weekend and time to unwind from the pressures of the work week. Many people use the weekends to also relax their diets and have a treat meal. This gives them something to look forward to during the week, when eating healthy can sometimes be challenging. By making healthy choices 90% of the time, you have room for indulgences on occasion. The weekends are perfect for those indulgences – as long as the treat meal does not turn into a whole day, or worse, the whole weekend! If you overindulge on the weekends, you can actually gain 1-3 pounds. Also, by feeding your body excess sugar, sodium and fats from foods you do not normally eat, you are causing the brain center to get a high that it is going to want to continue, and on Monday, it will be even harder to make those healthy choices. So remember, keep it to a treat, and your body will thank you.

Here is a different style treadmill workout to try over the weekend.

1-5       Warm up           No incline         3-4mph
5-8       Jog                   2% incline         5-6mph

Jump off treadmill (leave it running) and do 20 pushups

Back on Treadmill
9-10     Recover           No incline         3-4mph
10-13   Jog/Run            2% incline         5-7mph

Jump off Treadmill and do 20 crunches

Back on Treadmill
14-17   Recover           No incline         3-4mph
17-20   Jog/Run            2% incline         5-7mph

Jump off Treadmill and do 20 Hamstring/Butt Lifts        

20-25   Cool down        No incline         3-4mph

1 comment:

mike said...

Great tips on adding something different to the usual treadmill routine. The great thing about exercise is you can be creative!

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