Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Indoor Workouts for Cold Weather Months

I'ts technically Spring, but it's still quite cold out there. Are you looking for a great indoor workout? Talk about turning up the heat! Flex'n Stretch'n Pump'n Mambo Mania incorporates hot Latin moves in a workout that promises to sizzle away the pounds. (see what Self Magazine has to say about it.) This fitness DVD is a spicy, comprehensives cardio, muscle conditioning and Yoga workout.

If you don't have the time to do the full scale workout, I've broken down this program into individual chapters so you can elect to do the cardio sequences one day, the Yoga sequences the next day and the muscle conditioning sequences another.

Experts recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise (like brisk walks) most days of the week for improved health but-even 15 minutes a day has proven to help reduce the risk of obesity. A recent study known as The Bristol University Children of the 90's simply increased activity levels of 12 yr olds for only 15 minutes a day and showed a 50% reduction in obesity in boys and 40% in girls.

The key is regularity more than intensity or duration. Once you create a habit of daily exercise, your chances of increasing the intensity and duration drastically improves -and, so does the probability of a leaner, healthier, stronger body.

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