In my search for optimal health and happiness, I'm always up for adjusting my workout routines and trying new things.
Recently, I have found a flow that works amazingly well for me. When I follow this simple, yet profound 3-part routine, I find that I'm so full of good and positive energy throughout the day.
The following is considered low impact. If you're not familiar with the term, it means a form of exercise that requires you to leave at least one foot off the ground at a time. The goal is to be as gentle on your muscles and joints as possible.
#1 - Stretch and Warm Up for 5-10 Minutes
I love to warm my body up by stretching and breathing. Stretching before a workout is super important because it decreases your risk for injury and strains. Plus, it feels wonderful!
When I'm taking time to stretch, I try to focus on the muscles I'm going to be using and strengthening. Breathing throughout the process is important as well because it helps me connect with my body, increases relaxation, and decreases tension.
#2 - Treadmill for 25 Minutes
I get on my treadmill and crank it up, so it's on a considerable incline. Walking on an incline gets your heart rate up, stimulates your muscles, and helps strengthen your calves, thighs, and glutes.
If you don't have a treadmill, consider finding a set of stairs or an incline you like outside and go for it.
When on the treadmill, I take often take calls, read, and listen to podcasts.
#3 - Mini Trampoline for 30 Minutes
I love low impact trampoline workouts because they not only burn calories, they're amazing for the lymphatic system. They also help with coordination, balance, and release most body tension.
Before I begin, I enjoy blasting really fun dance music and selecting a trampoline workout routine on YouTube. Sometimes, I'll add ankle weights for weight training toward the end of my routine.
If you're looking for an amazing trampoline, I highly suggest the following:
Feel free to modify the above workout to best fit your needs.
The secret to your success is creating an hour to 1.5 hours of low impact fun that you'll want to come back to over and over again.