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Music and exercise

An old friend of mine is convincing me to start walking as form of exercise. Walking has helped her to lose some pound. She said that she was able to stand walking for several minutes by listening to music from her cellphone. She started downloading music, including sounds of bugera 333xl and play them repeatedly while walking. She said her type of music gets her in the mood to exercise.

Yoga position to facilitate digestion and elimination

Do you have problem with digestion or elimination? I guess this yoga position called spine twist will help you solve your digestion and elimination problem.

This is how you do it. Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides at shoulder height and your legs extended. Then, bend and lift your right knee toward your chest, keeping your left leg on the floor and turn your head to the side so you’re gazing over your right shoulder. After this, slowly lower your right knee across your body to the left (you can place your left hand on it for a deeper stretch or to help hold it in position). Hold for several breaths, relaxing knee toward the floor as far as possible. Switch sides and repeat. (Steps and photo credits: ivillage.com.)

I hope this yoga position could also help those in dire need of losing weight. If there are effective yoga positions that could actually help one to shed unwanted pounds, then no one will go gaga over artificial means.

Do you know of yoga positions that can help you lose weight?

Tips on Buying Home Exercise Equipment

treadmill

You’ve just turned the TV off, but that “But wait, there’s more!” phrase keeps ringing in your head. Infomercials on home exercise equipment are a dime a dozen, so it’s pretty easy to be swayed by that catchy, manly voice on air. If you’re looking to buy one for yourself, first think about these things:

Identify your fitness goals. Do you want to trim certain areas of your body, or are you looking for a good cardio workout machine? Search among the various exercise equipment to see which one will help you best achieve your goals.

Will you enjoy using the exercise equipment? Is it safe to use alone?

Does the equipment look sturdy enough to last?

What storage options does the equipment have? Is there enough room in your place to stash it away when not in use?

At the end of the day, it will all boil down to whether or not you will actually use that piece of equipment. Whether it’s a treadmill or a stationary bike, it will be utterly useless if you don’t use it. Once you get results, then you’ll be able to determine the value of what you bought.

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