TOp Reasons you should always exercise

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For the past couple of weeks I have given some simple healthy food recipes, hair tips and some makeup tips. Today I want to focus on exercise. Beauty starts from within, with what we eat and put in our body and how often we move around. Exercise is just as important as what you choose to eat. To make a full healthy lifestyle exercise is a huge part of it. 

I know exercise can sound overwhelming sometimes or you just can't get into to mood, so I have found exercises that are fun and don't even feel like your working out! I encourage all ladies (and gentlemen) to get out there and try something new! Find something of interest (even sounds maybe scary) and just go for it! Nothing is more exciting then taking on a new adventure. I would have never thought years ago I would be into all the activities I am now! I started rock climbing, trail running, hiking new places, skiing, paddle boarding and yoga! All these sports are so intense and fun that I barely think I am "working out". As soon as you can find something that doesn't feel so much like your pushing to work out then you have the key right there! 

I think it's important to move our bodies at least a few times a week, whether you take a evening walk, a short hike, run around the park or even ride a bike, you are pumping endorphins and getting some health movement! 

Some motivating facts to get on your feet and start moving! 

Top Ten Reasons to Exercise! 

  • Exercise is the closest thing to the fountain of youth!
  • It strengthens your muscles and bones.
  • It improves heart and lung function.
  • It will prolong your life.
  • It stimulates the growth of new brain cells.
  • It revs-up your immune system...reducing risk of disease!
  • Exercise is the perfect de-stressor.
  • It will help control and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Exercise helps reduce inflammation and infections in the body.


Yoga
















Benefits of yoga


  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • The maintenance of a balanced metabolism

  • Weight reduction

  • Cardio and circulatory health

  • Improved athletic performance

  • Protection from injury

Aside from the array of physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a personmanage stress, which has been known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate. Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.



Climbing Mountains


















Add outdoor fitness to your workout routine and the rest of your exercise will seem, well, routine—especially if you swap in hiking. It's one of the easiest and least expensive of all outdoor recreation activities, and it's got one of the most impressive calorie burn rates. The average male burns 595 calories in one hour when hiking. Add a 20-pound backpack, and you'll strengthen and tones your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, core muscles, and upper back. Get out there and climb mountains people! 



Paddle Boarding

















Core Benefits

Paddle boarding will provide you with a great core workout as well. Almost every muscle in the body is used at some point.

A large part of SUP is balance. Your leg muscles will be hard at work attempting to maintain your balance.

Paddling utilizes the arms, back, and shoulders to propel the paddle board in the water. The core back and abdominal muscles are constantly at work to maintain your balance.


Health Benefits

There are numerous health benefits to paddle boarding and the best part is it will not cause any damage to your body while you enjoy them.

The cardiovascular benefits are truly amazing. You will be able to substantially improve your level of cardio fitness.

Of course this translates into many benefits for your body, including a decreased incidence of heart attack and stroke.

You can paddle board on a lake or the ocean, there should be rental shops near by! 



This has been a busy summer of activities, but so much fun exploring all over Utah! Just a few photos of some summer fun! 

















































































Have fun exploring everyone! Get outside, get active, and stay fit!



Core Benefits

Paddle boarding will provide you with a great core workout as well. Almost every muscle in the body is used at some point.

A large part of SUP is balance. Your leg muscles will be hard at work attempting to maintain your balance.

Paddling utilizes the arms, back, and shoulders to propel the paddleboard in the water. The core back and abdominal muscles are constantly at work to maintain your balance.


Health Benefits

There are numerous health benefits to paddle boarding and the best part is it will not cause any damage to your body while you enjoy them.

The cardiovascular benefits are truly amazing. You will be able to substantially improve your level of cardio fitness.

Of course this translates into many benefits for your body, including a decreased incidence of heart attack and stroke.

You can paddle board on a lake or the ocean, there should be rental shops near by! 


This has been a busy summer of activities, but so much fun exploring all over Utah! Just a few photos of some summer fun!