On a daily basis musicians can find themselves sitting in the studio staring at a screen mixing or recording a song. Often before you know it 6 hours have passed.

Yesterday evening I was sat at my desk staring at my computer screen thinking, I have not moved in three hours. My thought process told me this could not be right. So I got up to move and you can guess what happened. I stood up and felt rather rigid. At that point I felt the need to stretch out. My inquisitive mind took me right back to my chair where I sat down and started an online search. You can guess what for.

That’s right, I searched for tips on the best way to stay in shape in the least amount of time. Now that can open up a whole lot of worms.

Below is some of what I found. The URL is also there if you feel interested enough to read the whole article.

As we are on lock down it’s so easy to do nothing and find  yourself in a situation where you are not exercising. My guess is that for most of us, the more time spent inactive the more difficult it is to regain an active mind set.

During my research the one thing that was evident is that the benefits of doing some exercise far outweigh doing no exercise at all.

The one thing I picked up on was that whilst doing the activity might be a drag, one of the ways you can benefit is – It makes you less stressed and much happier.

So in conclusion all that is left for me to say is get off your chair and do yourself a favour.

Who knows you might thank me for this. LOL.



The Best Workout Tips: Why You Should Exercise

1. It can save your life-really! Regularly doing cardio and strength training reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and endometrial, colon, and breast cancers. The American Heart Association recommends exercising for 30-60 minutes on most days to reduce your risk of heart disease. (Whoa. This push-up test might be able to predict whether you’ll have heart disease later in life.)

2. You’ll feel less stressed and happier. Exercise has been proven to improve your mood and decrease anxiety. Studies show that the fitter you are, the better you’ll be at handling the long-term effects of stress. One moderately intense 50-minute aerobic workout has been shown to significantly lower anxiety levels. And a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that exercise may be more effective than drugs in treating mild to moderate depression.

3. It strengthens your bones. Exercise increases bone density, helping prevent osteoporosis. High-intensity activity, like jumping and running, is most beneficial for preserving bone mass.

The Best Cardio Workout Tips

4. Always warm up and cool down. This exercise tip will help you maintain your mobility and flexibility and prevent injury. Take 5-10 minutes to gradually raise your heart rate at the beginning of a workout and lower it afterward. Before strength training, do low-intensity cardio that recruits larger muscle groups like your legs, back, and core. Try this quick warm-up before every exercise sesh.

5. Take this jump-rope challenge. “The best cardio workout is the jump-rope double-turn maneuver,” says Michael Olajide Jr., former number one world middleweight contender and cofounder/trainer at AEROSPACE High Performance Center in New York City. “It’s intense: You’ll burn about 26 calories per minute! Do a basic jump for 5 minutes, then jump twice as high and turn the rope twice as fast so it passes under your feet twice before you land. This takes timing, patience and power. But you’ll get in great shape just by working at it.” (Once you’ve mastered that, up the ante with our 30-minute jump rope workout.)

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