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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Crank up a tune and dance in June!

Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day will improve your cardiovascular endurance and release endorphins, which help with stress. Make it a point every day to get your body moving!

We all have a favorite radio station or CD we love to listen to. This month, we have great ideas for how you and your whole family can crank up a TUNE and dance in JUNE!

Each day, find time to get together as a family. Each individual family member picks out his or her favorite song for the day. So, if your family has four members, you’ll have four songs for the day to move and groove to! Decide which family member will play his or her song first. That family member also gets to choose what exercise will be performed by the entire family. Crank up the song in the living room or outside in the backyard. Perform the chosen exercise until the song is over. This is great cardio exercise and a lot of fun! If you are too tired to continue, do not stop moving. March in place or cool down slowly. Only do exercises according to your family’s ability, and stretch your body after to prevent muscle soreness.

My family and I love to work out/dance to these fun songs:

  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson. We do jumping jacks to this song.
  • Cotton Eyed Joe by Rednex. We do ab crunches to this song.
  • Fireball by Pitbull. We do squats and lunges to this song.
  • Timber by Kesha and Pitbull. We do jump rope to this song.
  • I like To Move It by Reel 2 Real. We like to hula hoop to this song.
  • Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men. We do marches and push-ups to this song.

After each workout, you will be thirsty — especially if you have a large family! Cool your thirst with a glass of ice cold water. Keeping your body hydrated is so important, especially in the hot summer months. Drinking 64oz of water a day will keep your body well hydrated and will increase your metabolism.

— Alison Cardoza, B.S. Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center.

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