“Energy is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, you lose it.”
I know the idea of exercise and sweating is not appealing to many of you, Duh! But who doesn’t love to dance? And when you’ re out dancing with your friends, don’t you work up a sweat? This is the mindset I want you to keep when we talk about exercise. Think FUN! It’s about finding what you LIKE to do, not what you HAVE to do.
You don’t need to join a gym, all you’ve got to do is just GET MOVING. There are 24 hours in a day. I want you to get your body moving for at least 30 minutes of it!
WTF? (Want The Facts?) Here you go:
Exercise can make you:
Healthier – reduce risk for weight-related diseases
Feel more alert and less tired
Feel and look Fit, Fabulous & Fierce! (F.F.F.)
Stronger with toned muscles
Calmer – exercise is a great stress reliever!
Lose weight (hellooo? Do I need to say this?)
Let’s face it, all these things can make you feel better about yourself!
The other side of coin isn’t cool or pretty. Lack of exercise can result in:
Weak and flabby muscles
At risk for weight-related diseases (I’m talking BIG-TIME issues here!)– like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and polycystic ovarian syndrome
It doesn’t matter what you do, just find what turns you on and do it! The easiest and most common exercise I use to get my girls started is walking or dancing. Anybody can do it – no matter their size or fitness level. It just takes putting one foot in front of the other.
Here are some ideas to try out:
Walking – Take a walk by yourself or with a friend. It’s a great way to dish.
Dancing – You can do it in your room, pretending you’re in Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video, or while you’re watching “America’s Best Dance Crew.”
Climbing Stairs – Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever you can. Try taking them two at a time – it’ll reduce the “junk” in your trunk!