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Workout days in your exercise program are simple to follow: you just do the workout. Then, on your “rest days”, you feel like a lost duckling. Do you run on the treadmill? Or maybe do lighter weights? A bike ride on a unicycle up a mountain sounds nice. How about this: try actually letting your body rest.
I didn’t believe it at first, either. When I first heard about the Būband, I googled up review after review looking for someone who could verify that it was a ridiculous garbage gimmick. But most of what I read was positive, so I told you guys all about it. I even bought one for myself, and now? I’m a believer.
By now, everyone knows that sitting all day is damaging your body, so it’s important to move around and stay active. But how you sit between those breaks is just as important. Physiotherapist Joanne Gough has a quick video outlining the ideal sitting posture and how to set up your workspace accordingly.
Who doesn’t love a short workout? There’s the seven minute workout, the four minute workout and finally this week scientists announced a one minute workout. (We’ve come a long way from the days of the 11-minute workout.) These routines give impressive results, but they aren’t a complete fitness solution.
The barbell squat, deadlift and bench press are lovingly referred to as the “Big Three” exercises. When done correctly and together in a workout program, they hit oh-so many muscles in your body, teach you coordination and stability, and build incredible strength. If you’re new to lifting, learning these exercises is a great place to start.