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Want to Look & Feel Younger? Here’s How…

If there’s one thing that all women try to fight, it’s their age.  I mean, who doesn’t want to try to find out the secret to looking and feeling younger?  Did you know that there are many factors that actually determine your ‘real’ age? That is to say, you could be 35 years old, but have the body of a 30 year-old.  Obvious factors such as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can actually be effective in helping to ‘turn back the clock’ with respect to aging.  Other factors that can help to lower your ‘real age’ include good habits such as regularly brushing your teeth and flossing.  To help get you into good habits and on the path to reversing your ‘real age,’ I’ve (1) created a great head-to-toe workout that you can do anywhere, and (2) secured a $4 off coupon for a Philips Sonicare #PowerUp battery-powered spin toothbrush to help my fans prevent cavities and improve gum health.  (To access the coupon, shop at Usa.Philips.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com or Drugstore.com now through 12/14/14, and $4 will be instantly taken off the purchase price of the toothbrush.)  You’re welcome!

Know Before You Go

Do a 10-minute warm up before your workout.  Walk or jog around your block or in place in your living room, or dance around to 3 of your favorite songs.  If you have access to a treadmill, walk at a slow speed (I recommend 3.5 mph) and at a high incline (8.5-9.0).  Drink water between each circuit to stay hydrated, and stretch for 10 minutes after the workout.

It’s OK if this workout is challenging for you… if you keep this up just 2x per week, in a month or so this will likely be a lot easier.

Equipment:

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Circuit 1 – Do 3x through.

A)  “The “Worst Move Ever’” – Begin by standing on your mat.  Lower into a squat and place both hands on the ground in front of you.   In an explosive motion, jump both of your feet behind you so that you are in a position as if you are going to do a push up.  Now do 1 push up.  Jump both of your feet back towards your hands.  Stand up and jump up.  Repeat 12x.

B)  The “Jumping Bean” – Begin by standing on your mat.  Lower into a squat.  (Don’t let your knees go over your toes!)  As you come up out of the squat, in an explosive motion, jump up with both feet.  As you land, lower back into a squat.  Repeat 15x.

C)  “Ol’ Fashioned Jumping Jacks” –  You know what to do.  Go nonstop for 30 seconds.

circuit 1

Circuit 2 – Do 3x through. 

D) The “Bunny Hop” – Begin in a position as if you are going to do a push up.  Keeping your feet together, jump both of your feet behind you to the right, back to the middle, to the left, and then back to the middle.  Repeat nonstop for 30 seconds.

E) The “Goin’ For A Jog” – Jog in place for 30 seconds.

F) The “Starting Line” –   Begin in a position as if you are going to do a push up.  Bend your left knee and bring it towards your chest.  In an explosive motion, switch legs so that your left leg is behind you and your right knee is bent and brought in towards your chest.  Repeat nonstop, alternating legs, for 30 seconds.

circuit 2

Circuit 3 – Do 2x through.

G) The “Stairs To Nowhere” – Run up and down a flight of stairs nonstop for 30 seconds.  Feel the burn!!

H) The “Power Stride” – Begin by standing on your mat with your right foot in front of your left foot.  In an explosive motion, jump to switch legs so that your right foot is behind your left foot.  Repeat, alternating leading foot, nonstop for 30 seconds.

I)  The “Kick In The Butt” – Begin by standing on your mat.  Bend your right knee and try to kick your butt with your right foot.  In an explosive motion, switch legs so that your right foot is on the ground and you are trying to kick your butt with your left foot.  Continue nonstop, alternating legs, for 30 seconds.

circuit 3

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