I ran across this site called FitFluential and on their blog they had this great post about ways to get fit and healthy in 2012. As many have got their “New Year’s Resolutions” decided and even broken some already, many are still working on what they want to do for 2012. The one thing I have heard over and over again is not to make “resolutions” but to make lifestyle changes and set goals for the coming year. To me this sounds way more positive and motivating then “resolutions”. So when I ran across FitFluential’s post titles 26.2 Ways to Get Fit and Healthy in 2012, I had to read it. Myself and many other nannies have entered a weight loss challenge for the first 12 weeks of 2012.
17. Cardio junkie? Lift weights.
Most women are worried lifting weights will bulk you up – this isn’t true. Lifting weights will increase your lean muscle mass thus helping you burn more calories throughout the day.
20. Work your abs all day.
Sitting in traffic and your abs come to mind. Tense them and hold. Repeat as many times as you would like. Throughout the day repeat this whenever you think about it. Visualize your abs getting stronger and they likely will.
21. Stand tall.
Over time our bodies start to naturally slump over. Focus on standing tall throughout the day to help improve your posture. Standing tall also helps open up your lungs when you are running making it easier to breathe.
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introduction by Alice Shaffer