The key to staying young is eating a healthy, well-rounded diet, making sure your hormones are balanced, taking preventative measures, and exercising on a regular basis. Even if you think you don’t have the time to exercise, it’s a must for keeping yourself healthy. These moves are effective and target your whole body. Rather than working one muscle group at a time, master these 5 moves to get an intense, fast, full body workout that you could even do from the comfort of your own home.
Dips are perfect for getting a good arm workout as this move targets your upper body and arms. Facing backwards, place your hands on a bench, palms down and fingers forward with your legs straight out in front of you. Lower your body towards the ground until your arms are making a right angle at the elbow. Press off your hands to the starting position. Repeat this move.
This gives you a full body workout, plus cardio. Start by standing straight, jump up with your arms above your head, and follow by jumping down into a pushup position, placing your hands on the ground first and then kicking your legs back to achieve the pushup position. Repeat this move.
Push-ups are a great way to strengthen your entire body. Either on your toes or on your knees, place your hands under your shoulders, bend your elbows and lower yourself down into plank position until your elbows are level with the sides of your ribs. Push up from there so that your arms are straight. Repeat this move.
Start standing up straight, then take a step forward with your leading foot, bend your knee at a 90 degree angle keeping your core tight and making sure your knee does not extend over your foot. Reverse this move; as you come out of the lunge into a normal stance, make sure to press off using your heel. Lunges work all parks of your legs, glutes, and core.
Planks are one of the best ways to keep your core strong and sturdy. You can do this on your forearms, or in pushup position with your body straight from head to feet. Tighten your stomach muscles so that your back does not sag. Start by holding the pose at least 30 seconds, and work your way into longer holds as you become stronger.
At Physician's Age Management Centers we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. If you're ready to lose weight and get fit, we can help you get on the right path to better health through nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle changes. Call today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.