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How to Get in Shape in 2012

January 16th, 2012Health tips

How to Get in Shape in 2012: Crunches

Our last blog post focused on how to improve your diet in 2012, so this week we’d like to take some time and discuss easy ways to get in shape in 2012. As with any exercise plan, make sure you check with your doctor before beginning this so that you don’t injure yourself.

The great thing about this plan is that you can do it in your own home and in short increments. One of my major obstacles to exercising more is feeling like I have to belong to a gym or that I need to own expensive equipment. However, that isn’t necessary at all.

How to Get in Shape: A Ten Minute Plan

How to Get in Shape in 2012: Pushups

Set a timer for ten minutes. For the first two minutes, do some lunges or squats to warm up. For the next two minutes, do jumping jacks. For the next two minutes, do some stomach crunches. For the next two minutes, do push-ups (remember, go slow at first). For the final two minutes, jog lightly in place.

Start by doing this little routine once a day, then gradually increase to up to six times a day, for a total of one hour of exercise. You don’t need fancy clothes or even very much room to do this plan, but if you stick to it and increase the number of times per day, then you’ll eventually be exercising quite a bit!