Why Full Body Workout is Important

While we've all heard the excuse for not exercising it's too hot, it's too cold, I'm too tired, etc. There's a lot of truth to these excuses and they are, in fact, why many of us are sedentary.

For starters, we don't have to move much to stay in shape, which means we can't get bored and tired. However, the longer you live the more you'll have to move and the less you'll be able to do because you don't have the strength and endurance to do it.

If you can't run a marathon, you can run around the block. If you can't do squats, you can lift a gallon of milk.

One of the best things about regular exercise is that it not only builds endurance and strength ( usually meaning more calories burned) but also gives your body the nutrients it needs.

In other words, you'll have a muscular body and a healthy heart.

It may seem like a lot of work to run or ride or do a yoga flow or stretch, but that's only because most of us have never done it before.

The best way to get used to it is to do one set of a couple of moves at a time for about 30-40 minutes a day.

The Benefits to Doing a full-boody workout are: 

Increases your Exercise Intensity-While most people feel like they can't move their legs one more time that day, they can do 2 or 3 sets of several exercises and work up to 4 sets. The more you do, the better you'll feel. 

Improve your Strength and Balance-Most people spend their entire lives not moving, especially if they are sedentary. They'll gain a hard-to-give-up waistline from lack of exercise, and it won't help their mood either.

Get a Better Body-By working your entire body, you'll tone your muscles and make your bones and joints stronger. And as a bonus, it'll improve your blood circulation and your muscles will work together more efficiently, which will make you look and feel your best.

Improve Your Mood-If you're tired and cranky all the time, it's probably because you're not getting enough exercise. Working out gives you more energy and it helps you deal with stress better. It even helps you sleep better because it gets your blood pumping.

Increases Your Cardio Fitness-Cardio can help keep your heart in great shape and can improve your overall cardiovascular fitness. This will make you look and feel better.

Better Lung Function-Doing something with your breath is a great way to improve your overall lung capacity. Doing it for 30-40 minutes at a time a few times a week will improve your breathing as well as your oxygen intake. This will also help improve your breathing during exercise.

Reduces Stress-Cardio works great to reduce stress because it gets your heart rate up and gets your breathing. plus, it's a lot of fun to work up a sweat. 

Improved Hormonal Balance-Exercise helps increase your hormone levels so that you have a stranger immune system and hormones are responsible for most of your mood and energy levels.

You'll Start to Love Your Body-If you never get around to doing a full-body workout, you may never feel comfortable with your body. If you're fit and toned you'll feel more comfortable, confident, and sexy

Top 5 Full Body Workouts to Improve Fitness

The Jumping Jacks to Crunches

Start by standing on your toes and holding a towel over your head to protect your eyes from the bright gym lights.

Slowly bend at the hips and lift your arms out in front of you so that they are like wings. Grab the towel with both hands so that it hugs your body and lifts your feet off the floor.

Then lean over with your back facing the floor and bring your arms back to your sides. At the same time, jump as if you were going to touch the floor with your feet. ( Don't bend your knees to get the full effort.)

Slowly get into the position and keep your body from collapsing when you return to the starting position.

Repeat this 12 times, then switch to the next exercise. 

The Squat and Press

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, about 18 inches in front of you. 

Sit back on your heels, keeping your shoulders back and flat, (If you have lower back pain, don't push up off your heels. Squat down as far as you can comfortably go without arching your lower back)

Now press up, lifting your chest, abdomen, and thighs until your buttocks almost meet your thighs.

Return to starting position. 

The Squats and Flyes

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, hand by your sides.

Lower yourself into a squat ( If you have knee or back problems, just keep your knees directly under your hips.)

Push yourself up until your head is above the level of your knees and try to maintain this position throughout the exercise.

The Zigzag

Start in a straight line on the floor.

Place your hands on the floor just under your shoulders.

Steps out into a sideways position, with your left leg in front of you and your right leg behind you.

Keeping your left foot forward, straighten your right leg and slide it in front of your body until your knee almost touches the floor.

Return to starting position.

Repeat this 10 times.

Springy Lunges

Stand facing a high-speed fan to help you cool off while you're working out.

Kick your right leg up so that it's straight out in front of you. The bottom of your right foot should be just over shoulder height.

Swivel your hips to the left, keeping your right knee bent and your foot just in front of your left ankle.

Continue to swivel your hips to the right, keeping your left knee bent and your foot just in front of your right ankle.

When you swivel your hips to the right, keeping your left knee bent and your foot just in front of your right ankle.

When you swivel to the left, your right knee should be closed to the floor, then you'll be able to swivel to the right.

Continue with the same sequence until your leg is straight again.

Warrior's Pose to Child's Pose

Position yourself in a warrior's pose (full body twist) with your arms hanging down.

Straighten your right leg, crossing your right foot over your left calf.

Tuck your elbows and pull your body tight to your right knee.

Tuck your chin and keep your legs tight to your body.

Pull your belly button in and push your shoulders back.

Lift your chest and tuck your chin, drawing your pelvis up, making your spine long.

Stretch your arms straight out and grab your legs, interlocking your fingers and interlocking your legs.

Keep your spine long, and tense your core, while arching your chest.

Lift your chest and tuck your chin, drawing your pelvis up, making your spine long.

Lower your chest, and straighten your legs, and interlace your legs.

Do this with your left leg first, then your right leg.

As you do this, slowly sink into the child's pose, relaxing and opening your hips and shoulders.

Slowly return to the beginning position and repeat for the other leg.

In addition to those exercises, do 10 to 15 minutes of cardio to keep your heart rate up.


Do these 5 full body workout at home today!

Now that you've found these exercises that can help you tone your body and change the way you look, let me know what you think about these workout routines.

If these are other exercises that you would recommend to improve your shape,

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Wishing you a good workout and significant results.