Cardiovascular exercise is important not only because it burns calories but also because it strengthen our hearts. A brisk walk for an hour can burn 500 calories. However, in order to lose one pound we need to burn about 3500 calories, so obviously we want to add additional, more efficient options.
This can be applied to any exercise including walking, running, dancing etc. Richard Cotton, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise says “Varying your pace throughout the exercise session stimulates the aerobic system to adapt,” says Cotton. “The more power the aerobic system has, the more capacity you have to burn calories.”(www.webmd.com)
Strength training is essential in calorie burning. The more muscle groups you engage in your exercise the more calories you burn. Squats are a perfect example for that kind of functional exercise, but you must perform it correctly (think sitting on a low chair).
A more advanced exercise than squats, lunges target multiple muscles and a great calorie burner. Also, lunges mimics walking but exaggerated.
Push-ups or Plank:
This is a great exercise that can be modified to any level of finesse and strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps and the core trunk muscles. “For someone who is at a more beginning level, start by pushing from the kitchen-counter height. Then work your way to a desk, a chair, the floor with bent knees, and, finally, the floor on your toes.” (www.webmd.com)
Obviously, if you have not yet had your spine evaluated for misalignment, undiagnosed previous injuries or am currently experiencing health issues like back or neck pain please see your chiropractor for a consultation. Working out is very important, however, if done on an unstable spine you will simply exacerbate the problem.
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You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional advice that appears here. No assurance can be given that the advice contained in this site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. If you are in the United States and think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.
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I strongly recommend for all babies to have their spine and nerve system evaluated evaluated and adjusted as needed on a regular basis (as early as a few hours/days old). I check my son for misalignmenmts on a regular basis, and he gets adjusted on a regular (weekly) basis. Not because something is wrong with him, but because I want for him to be able to express his full human potential. This potential, the way we function, heal and think is abstracted and interfered with by spinal misalignments. My son, my wife and myself will keep getting regular chiropractic care as long as we are around.
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