Monday, August 25, 2008

Get moving and tone up

Strength training increases your metabolism. Muscle burns more fuel (kilojoules and calories) at rest than does fat. Each day, a pound of muscle burns over 10 times as much energy as a pound of fat just to maintain itself. So a couple of extra pound or kilos of muscle will automatically mean you burn off more food. Also, the stronger you are, the more likely you are to exercise, and you’ll look trimmer because you are toned.

Women should also practice exercises that will strengthen their pelvic muscles. This will strengthen muscles that hold the bladder. If you are pregnant, these exercises will help prepare the pelvic muscles for delivery. You can do Kegel exercises just about anywhere.

To do a Kegel: Tighten your muscles as if you were trying to stop your urine stream (but do it when you are not urinating.) Try not to tighten buttocks, inner thighs, or stomach muscles. Hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times during the day. Work up to tightening your pelvic muscles for 10 seconds, 10 times a day.

If you are having your period try this stretch exercise, it will soothe the cramps; Lie on your back with your knees bent and feel flat on the floor. Grasp one thigh behind the knee and slowly pull it to your chest. Hold for 20 seconds, then lower your leg. Repeat three times with each leg.

Source: Health care booklet from Guardian pharmacy

Marco’s Comment:
Women and Men who exercise and work out the body looks not only healthy looking, but they are sexy, and attractive.
Kegel exercise can also enhance men and women sexual life as it could helps to deliver sexual orgasm for both.

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