Who’s enjoying summer break so far? I know I am! This week has been filled to the max with pool time, a surprise trip to Six Flags, museum visits, and vacation preparations. But does that mean we all get a free pass to skip the gym? Heck no! If the summer sun doesn’t make you sweat, this sure will:
- 5 burpees/pushup burpees
- 20 leg kickback squats
- 15 tippy toe squats (be careful not to strain your inner thighs too much with this exercise because I think I pulled my muscle today…)
- 10 shifting planks
- 5 one-legged pushups (each side)
Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!
Friday Challenge – Get yourself a healthy dose of Vitamin D by enjoying a playful outdoor activity! Or even just watching others play while you get some much needed relaxation is fine, too. Vitamin D is essential for the body to increase calcium absorption which helps create stronger bones and teeth and sunlight is the best (and most natural) way to get it. Be careful of peak sunburn hours and use sunscreen, especially on the face and hands. And if you think only kids need Vitamin D, it’s not so! Adults actually need more as they age to keep bones healthy and prevent bone abnormalities such as osteomalacia and osteoporosis. So golf, hike, swim, or pull out that dusty ol’ Slip’N Slide and improve your health while having fun!