As you embark on this week’s workout, give some thought to why you’re participating in the program. Maybe you want to drop a few pounds or just want to be able to have your favorite treats without the guilt. The two most common reasons for participating in an exercise program are weight loss and weight maintenance, but there are so many other benefits to exercise.
Did you know that according to the Mayo Clinic, exercise (or regular physical activity) can help prevent or manage health problems such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, arthritis and certain types of cancer. Exercise also improves your mood, boosts energy and promotes better sleep, not to mention helps to prevent excess weight gain and helps with weight loss. So keep it up and reap the benefits of your hard work!
Each workout is designed to last 30 minutes and is developed so each individual can exercise at his or her own pace. Each exercise should be performed to failure—when you feel as though you can’t complete even one more rep—or to the max number of reps listed. For example if the exercise is squat jumps and lists a max of 50 reps, you should do as many reps as possible up to 50. If you complete 10 reps and find that you can’t do another rep while maintaining good form, then simply move on to the next exercise. If you can complete all 50 with good form, do so and then move to the next exercise.
If you get through all 5 exercises in less than 30 minutes (which should be the case), repeat the cycle until the 30 minutes is up. Please note: Before adopting any new exercise routine, you should consult your physician.
Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide helpful and informative material and is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any health condition, nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician before adopting a new eating or exercise regimen. The author and publisher specifically disclaim all responsibility for any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence of reading this information or participating in the exercises suggested in this material. Copyright © 2014 by Dawna Stone