Step Up Your Workout
For the month of June we are counting down 30 Days to Summer with registered dietitian Stefanie Senior. Each day she will reveal a new tip to help you reach your summer health goals. Join the conversation through Live Right Now's Facebook Event, "30 Days to Summer" and share your own tips and successes or post questions and feedback. We will enter your name into a draw for a free Skype nutrition consultation with Stefanie.
Step up your workouts. Increasing the intensity of your exercise regimen by including interval training or heavier weights could help you burn more calories AFTER you work out, even if you go home and lie on the couch! For interval training you can try alternating three minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular activity (i.e. walking, biking, running, stair climbing etc.) with 30-60 seconds of higher intensity activity. To use heavier weights, start with low weights and increase slowly over time. It is a good idea to seek the advice of a certified fitness professional to ensure correct form, help prevent injury and get the most out of your workouts. It is also advised to check with your physician when starting a new exercise regimen.