These are exercises I do every day. You can do them too because they are so simple, easy to do and take so little time that you can fit them into any schedule. Exercise benefits mental as well as physical health and when you do these exercises you will quickly understand why.
This one isn’t a physical exercise but it stimulates your meridians helping your balance, thinking and self-control. First thing in the morning is a great time to do collarbone breathing.
Running On The Spot
Run slowly on the spot 100 steps. Rest for 90 seconds. Run more quickly on the spot for 100 steps.
If you are out of condition, you can decrease the numbers and gradually increase as you get stronger. Apparently the second run is the one that does the trick, really gets your blood flowing, heart pumping and strengthens your legs.
The Strelnikova Exercises are used by singers and by asthma sufferers to help with their breathing. In rhythm with the movement you take a sniff in. A quick simple effective exercise.
Nitric Oxide Dump
I’ve done this for years and now there’s a nitric oxide dump website. so I hope it’s catching on! There are two videos on that site and it’s worth watching both so you start out right and then continue to gain most benefit. It’s four simple exercises that you complete in about 3 minutes. If you think your body won’t cope, just do the bits your body can cope with.
This exercise has helped me tremendously with my health. I was severely overweight, struggling with exercise and the doctor’s NICE computer software told me I had a 50% chance of a heart attack and 50% chance of a stroke. Instead of taking the advised statins, steroids and anti-coagulants (sadly taken in the UK by most people over 60), I started doing the nitric oxide dump and in a few weeks my blood pressure was normal and weight decreasing because I was exercising every day.
The above exercises are aerobic and we all need some strength exercises too. Dumbbells are a simple inexpensive fun way to develop muscle in your arms that you can do when seated as well as standing up (don’t worry women, you won’t start looking like a man). By pushing those weights, fat converts into muscle, some weight is lost and energy and stamina increases. Start with small dumbbells (from the pound shop) and push them straight up.
Exercise regularly (every day, 2 or 3 times a day if you can) and you’ll grow stronger, feel better, have more energy and give yourself the best chance to live a happy, fulfilling life.
(Day 11 of the #100DaysToOffload Series)
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