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It’s not the turkey making you feel overstuffed and tired from the “tryptophan” but the portions of carbs you eat at your feast! Stay tuned for more tips & my burn the bird workouts by following #lisareedfitness on Facebook, read about it at #WTOP & my website to watch the show if you missed it! Happy healthy Thanksgiving! #letstalklive #newschannel8 #abc #dc #blessed #happy #thanksgiving #burnthebird #workouts #portioncontrol #eatclean #staylean #health #love #family #instafit #instalike #instagood #trytophan #turkeyday #veggies #yummy #smile #fitlife #letsmove #reediculouslyfit #shine
Picture perfect form from some of our morning exercises by my bootyliscious & beautiful inside & out, dedicated LRF clients! (To my travelers who missed this am, feel free to post your workouts! ;) #LOVE these #fitgirls who #workhard at home in the gym & at work! #makingitcount before #thanksgiving and since they #liftweights They have #muscles that will #burnthebird after the big feast! #fitlife #healthy #professionalwomen #rock who #lift #sprint up #stairs & Who wake up before the world wakes up!!! #emazing #lrfbootcamp #reediculouslyfit
As the weather changes and the holiday parties emerge, our workouts usually are the first to be neglected. Now is the time to be thankful for many things, but especially that your pet is not only your very best friend, but your number one fitness motivator!
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Lisa’s Top 5 Tips on How You & Your Pet Can Stay Healthy & Fit over the winter & holidays!
1. Pets make you happy!
Pets can soothe your stress. Having constant anxiety causes your adrenal gland to release too much cortisol. Cortisol actually makes you hungry, and it also controls how you store your fat. With extra cortisol in your systems, the food you eat when you are stressed actually goes right into your belly, where it affects the vital organs.
Solution: Spend a few minutes with your dog or cat and you’ll see your anxiety levels go down! When you feel less stressed, your body produces serotonin and your well-being improves! Your health can be improved just by being happy – and your pets are an instant mood booster (just like exercise!).
Improve your fitness with intervals!
Time to add in playing fetch or going playing chase! On your 15 or 30 minute walk with your pet, make it your goal to do 10 intervals: Pick a distance- the next house, 5 houses and chase your dog. Rest with your walk the same distance, then have your dog chase you! Repeat for 10 of those, cool down with a walk and you are increasing your fitness levels for both you and your pet! Awesome!
Learn from your cat! Notice how often cats stretch? Next time your cat stretches, stretch with him! Stretching improves flexibility and mobility, and it also reduces injuries from wear and tear as you age! Hold your stretches for at least 15 seconds. I have an easy to understand stretching chart -ask me on Facebook & follow me! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Reed-Fitness-LLC/105192299541369 Or, purchase my Reediculously Fit DVD and try the 7-minute stretch circuit! www.lisareedfitness.com/DVD
5. Be accountable to yourself and your pet! Just like your pet needs to be walked, you need to strength train. Add push-ups, squats and dips to one of your daily walks! Weight bearing exercise will not only prevent osteoporosis, but it also a great way to fight disease. Plus, when you walk your dog, you’ll be able to catch yourself better if you happen to trip. It only takes less than 3 minutes to perform the workout: Here is an example here that you could perform on your next walk to the park! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayy6bXpdII8&feature=share&list=UUsG25tC6SLQ9gxzWmbkKKYgYou are more physically active when you own a pet! And when you incorporate your pet into your lifestyle of clean eating, cardiovascular fitness and strength training, you will be one happy camper come the holidays. Spread your enthusiasm and joy with your friends and family!
Lisa A. Reed, MS, CSCS, USAW