The purpose of a health and fitness regime is to address any problem that you may have regarding your body. It is able to tone your body and help you to lose weight and keep it off. It can help you to restore your energy levels so that you can enjoy life more, while being healthy and happy, and this is what we all want, don’t we? Unfortunately most of us do not have the things we want and do not know how to get them. Well as a follow on from a recent post, all this can be achieved with just a 10 minutes daily exercise routine, but it take commitment and you must be consistent, even religious like.
What I am suggesting here is a cross between Tai Chi and Yoga, its’ aim is to combine the two basic elements that make up the two, which are stretching, slow movement and concentrated breathing. Here is where we stretch or use the muscle that we do not usually use, this is focus exercise. Where we target a particular area or muscle/s in the body in order to achieve some sort of result, whether it is to build muscle or to loss weight. In order for these exercises to be effective they need to be done as slowly and as deliberately as possible, this is the Tai Chi aspect of the exercise. The Yoga aspect is designed to stretch those hardly used muscle, while releasing the built up tension.
Part of the solution to the problems above is that we need to release the stress and tension of our hectic and unhealthy lifestyles, which we created for ourselves when took out that mortgage or bought the new car, etc. we need to release the burdens of life and focus on me/you. The way to do this is by doing something for you that only you can do. Stress and tension tie up the muscles making us fell tired because the muscles are not getting the oxygen they need. To release this tension from your lower back and neck areas and generally help firm and tone up the body try this exercise and feel the difference. Stand with your feet about two shoulder widths apart, stretch your arms out and we are working the upper body by gently twisting from side to side, bending from side to side, forward and back. For the lower body gentle up and down squatting and turning to the side bending one knee while stretching out the other leg is great for toning and firming the legs.
Remember that what you do on one side you must do on the other side. The secret here is the breathing, it is not the normal way you breath, e.g. in through the nose and out through the nose. First you need to expel all the air from the body by slowly blowing it out through your mouth using your abdomen and not your lungs; it will take time to get use to, but when all the air is out inhale through your nose slowly and fill up your lungs. Warning; you will begin to feel little headed euphoria, at this point you should take a break. Of course this is the basic and once you mastered it you can add your own variations. To master this will take time and mental toughness, but if you incorporate it in you health regime you will be on your way to achieving a healthy lifestyle.