Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And then there is exercise

Happy December everyone !

No matter what program you are following for weight loss, exercise is a non negotiable part of the plan. Even if you are not on a weight loss plan, exercise will help to keep you healthy, happy and wise. Simply getting more oxygen in your blood and getting that blood pumping will go a long way to help keep your body and mind in shape.

However, here in the northern states, the colder months proves to be a big challenge ! The weather , time constraints and more often make any thoughts of getting out for a walk or hitting the gym more challenging than usual. Happily , we live in a day and age where there are more options than ever to keep on track. One that few have mentioned is Exercise TV's website, with several videos on line to watch and work out with. They have everything from yoga to dance to you name it.

Another option ,if you have Comcast on Demand , check out Sports and Fitness, then Exercise TV, and you will find a wide variety of options availble at your convenience. One of the programs currently available is something called Cardioke with Billy Blanks Jr. The son of the Tae Bo guy has a routine that combines hip hop , aerobics and kareoke. My son and I modify his routine to be apartment friendly, and it is a lot of fun !


Diane Fit to the Finish said...

We were on the same wavelength today with the winter exercise themes! Those television options are really good ones - I didn't even think about those.

Have a great day!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I think one of the best things about Exercise TV is that you can try out a work out without making a big commitment, and it it is the right fit for you , you can buy the DVD on line or in the book store. In the past i have bought something that someone recommended only to discover it was too intense for my knees, required more space than I had or so forth. This way you can try before you buy, and they change the offerings every month so it stays fresh.

And I think it is the idea that it is December 1st and really the holidays that are making our brains think in this direction !