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Work Out Plans For Women – Keep Your Body & Mind Strong

I’m sure im preaching to the converted but us, Women need to keep our bodies and minds healthy. Too many every-day stressors get in the way and we tend to forget that taking care of ourselves is just as important as taking care of our families. Staying healthy and strong are of vital importance, and having a good idea of what are the best work out plans is a good start towards a better lifestyle.

Many women stop taking care of themselves after they start a family. Kids can take a toll on not only your mind, but your body as well. Many women say that their bodies are never the same after carrying a child for nine-months. Working out and getting your body back into shape can one of the best things you can do for yourself. Without having to worry about the cost of a gym membership or the time to find to get to the gym to begin with, having some work out plans on hand will be helpful in getting your body strong and healthy.

Remember, you don’t need a membership to a gym to melt away the flab, nor do you need any equipment. If you want to get in shape, do these exercises as a circuit in order to get the best results possible. One great workout plan are doing body strengthening exercises with bursts of cardio in between. Try doing push-ups, followed by 30 jumping jacks. Then, take on another body toning exercises like stomach crunches. Remember to engage the abs while working the stomach, and follow up by running stairs for 5 minutes. By incorporating little bursts of cardio into your strengthening routine, you will help build up endurance as well as burn extra calories. Remember that when toning you are working on strengthening the muscle that is already there, but in order to burn the fat over the muscle, you must always incorporate a cardio routine into your overall work out plan.

A great exercise that you should do daily is The Plank. And while many women dread this exercise, it’s beneficial in many ways. It works every single abdominal muscle, as well as the glutes, lower back and shoulders. Start be kneeling on the floor. You will need to bend your elbows, and place your forearms on the ground. Clasp your hands and then forma small triangle with your elbows and hands. You will then straighten your legs and balance on your forearms and toes, with your feet approximately six inches apart from one another. Once you are balanced, you need to make sure your bottom is level with the rest of your body. For a straight line from the very top of your head, down to your to heels. Remember, it is very important to keep your abs engaged, in order to prevent your back from sagging. You want to hold for six counts at first, then build up to 30 counts once you’ve gotten stronger. If these exercises prove to be too challenging, you can start out by keeping your knees on the ground, and eventually shift forward so that you are balancing your weight keep your knees on the ground and shift forward so you’re balancing your weight slightly above your knees.

When you are searching out work out plans for women, remember to read each instruction carefully. Not doing the exercise correctly can result in injury, and that is certainly not what you want, especially if you are a new mom. And, as with any exercise or diet plan, consult with your doctor to make certain that your body is ready for a work out. Changing your body for the better is healthy, wealthy, and wise. Staying strong for you as well as your family will be beneficial for years to come.


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4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sarah March 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Hey Lucy,
    You read my mind, I dont get much time to go to the gym because im overworked, while trying to raise my kids, thank you for putting my feelings into words so articulously, and for the tips like the plank, i will try them and report back.

    Sarah x

  2. Jeri March 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    An impressive share, look forward to seeing more articles by you Lucy.

  3. Layla March 30, 2013 at 12:12 am - Reply

    very helpful site

  4. Ruby April 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    good article, it is empowering, well written and interesting.

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