Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wellness Wednesday

Exercise in the 1950's
Some people believe it's impossible to get fit due to financial, seasonal, or other limitations.  However, you don't need to join a gym, purchase DVDs, buy a Wii, or even go outside, to get physical.  For those who want to workout but lack resources, are limited by weather, or just need extra motivation, all that's needed is an internet connection and a screen.  

A search on YouTube revealed a plethora of exercise videos - everything from beginner to advanced level workouts.   Leslie Sanone and Jane Fonda walking videos can be accessed there.  Fitness Blender has a wide variety of videos, from beginner bootcamps to cardio yoga.  Cassie Ho of Blogilates has her own "POP Pilates" videos.  BeFit has numerous videos with top trainers.   And that's just the beginning.   If you need extra guidance, you can pop over to SparkPeople to see their exercise demos, workout videos, and fitness calculators.

Not all types of exercise - or even the trainers - will appeal to everyone (There are one or two celebrity trainers who grate on my nerves).  Check out a variety of videos to see what (or who) appeals to  you, then get started and stick with it!

Of course, before you begin an exercise program you need to check with your health care provider.  And be wary of any homemade exercise videos as you don't want to perform any exercise that may cause injury.

I'll leave you with a sample of what is out there.  This video shows that even people who live in close quarters can find a way to exercise.  Join Coach Nicole of SparkPeople and Cassie Ho of Blogilates in this seven minute quickie called "Quiet Cardio":

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