As your wedding date approaches, you may have neglected one little thing: exercise. Between all the planning, sampling and booking, chances are you’re hoping to find a routine that works with your schedule while also delivering fast results.
As your wedding date approaches, you may have neglected one little thing: exercise. Between all the planning, sampling and booking, chances are you’re hoping to find a routine that works with your schedule while also delivering fast results. What better way to decompress and combat stress than by breaking a sweat with your future spouse? Many of today’s popular workout classes can be costly and time-intensive, so stick to the basics. No need to commit to a monthly membership fee or buying in bulk. To get you started, here are few simple and highly effective ways to burn some premarital calories.
Grab your honey, a cute pair of running shorts and prepare to hit the pavement. Running is an effective way to get your body in shape and also improve your overall level of health. Weather permitting, an outdoor run can be relaxing while also increasing the body’s level of endorphins (the feel-good chemical). The benefits of running regularly include moderating your weight, toning muscles and keeping depression at bay, along with lowering your chance of breast cancer, stroke and even heart disease. If you’re looking to burn the maximum amount of calories for accelerated weight loss, rather than keeping a steady pace, switch back and forth between bursts of sprints and a medium jog.
Instead of heading to the gym for an early morning spin, dust off those old bikes of yours and ride around the block. Cycling is an excellent cardiovascular workout and also raises the body’s metabolic rate, burning through more calories and fat even several hours after you’ve called it quits. Cycling can reduce your risk of cancer, promote longevity, and can even keep you looking younger. Opt for running your errands around town by bike, or planning a biking date night that ends with a picnic at the park.
Yoga, Pilates & At-Home Workouts
If you struggle with managing stress, there is no better time to channel your inner “om” than now. Yoga is focused around deep breathing and stretching techniques that help to lower blood pressure, decrease your respiratory rate, improve sleep habits and strengthen immune health. While classes can be stuffy and intimidating, all you’ll need is a yoga mat to stretch it out at home.
If you’re hoping to target a specific area of the body for toning, look for a workout series that concentrates on that part of the body. You and your better half can enjoy all the perks of a workout at home by streaming a variety of videos directly from your computer or smartTV.
If you need the consistency of a scheduled class or routine, explore your local cardio barre options. Cardio barre is a great way to drop those remaining troublesome pounds and improve overall cardiovascular health. This method incorporates a ballet bar to increase mobility and promote muscle definition. From the bar to the floor, expect a full body workout that leaves you feeling great. Classes are fast paced and set to a soundtrack of today’s pop hits. No experience or equipment is needed, so just grab your significant other and allow enough time for proper stretching.