By Linda Melone
A weekend of barbecues, pool parties and picnics can make Monday even less appealing than usual. Plus, overdoing the alcohol and food wreaks havoc with your body in some potentially serious ways.
The abdominal area is probably the most stubborn area of the body to firm up.
Dan Nguyen is a certified trainer and fitness behavior expert who has created a program of eight exercises that can be performed in eight minutes to strengthen core muscles. Titled the Absin8 Fitness Program, these exercises include:
Standing leg lift: Warm up by raising your right thigh, then your left, so it is at a 90-degree angle. Now try again, but this time slow it down and consciously engage your abs. Do five repetitions on each side, holding each one, and you'll feel the burn.
These techniques will focus your mind to make exercise and healthy activities more effective.
Fitness and behavior expert Dan Nguyen spoke with ZestNow to explain how mindfulness can make our fitness routines much more effective. "Exercise your mind to make your body fit," is the important message he discovered. He speciaizes in helping people understand how the mind and body work together.
By Marjie Gilliam, May 27, 2014
The abdominal area is probably the most stubborn area of the body to firm up. Although we know it is important to strengthen these muscles, most people find that they lack consistency in training, either from lack of time or simply because they can’t stay motivated. Dan Nguyen is a certified trainer and fitness behavior expert who has created a program of eight exercises that can be performed in eight minutes to strengthen core muscles.
With more than two-thirds of the US population clocking in as overweight or obese, we are a country in need of a healthy change. Even those who work out regularly find themselves stuck in a rut, plateauing with their weight loss, or even losing ground and gaining back the weight. “There are people are exercising much longer than I am and not getting the workout that they want,” says fitness expert Dan Nguyen. “Year after year, people are going to the gym, but they’re not getting the results.”
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