Huskies, it is critical for your health to stay active and exercise as much as possible! The benefits of exercise extend far beyond weight management. Research shows that regular physical activity can help reduce your risk for several diseases and health conditions and improve your overall quality of life. So get moving, get that heart rate up, and sweat it out! Below are a few websites with the health benefits of physical activity, as well as a few simple exercises!
- Walk-jog workout: Once you’re feeling a bit more comfortable on the treadmill, give this workout that mixes walking and jogging a chance. The 60-minute workout alternates between walking briskly, jogging, and running slowly; plan to burn around 300 calories.
A New Kind of Crunch: Try this two-in-one abs-and-obliques move from David Barton Gym owner David Barton. Here’s how: Sit so thighs and upper torso form a V shape, with lower legs crossed and lifted.
Hold a 5-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell) between both hands. Swivel left to right and back, bringing ball across body while maintaining the V shape.
Do 3 sets of 15 reps 3–4 times a week.
- When you don’t have a lot of time, try this short interval elliptical workout. It’s only 22 minutes long (including warmup and cooldown), and features really short and effective intervals. Using quick intervals makes the workout intense and is great for burning calories.