Sport on TV – good or bad?

Throughout our fitness month on ChuckleChums I have been trying to motivate myself to keep healthy and do regular exercise (although sometimes failing because getting out of bed is quite difficult). However, without this fitness month I’m not sure I would have tried so hard to be healthy. Therefore I am asking if having sport such as the World Cup and Wimbledon, which is now gracing our TVs, actually encourage the general population to exercise?

Now I did actually google to see if there was research about this but I couldn’t seem to find anything but I personally think that having sport on the TV can make a difference in people’s exercise routine. Kids want to be like their heroes and when my next door neighbour cheers when he scores a goal to celebrate, his team is certainly doing better than the UK did at Brazil right now. Similarly, from personal experience I always get the tennis itch when Wimbledon comes on.

However this did backfire today as I watched Wimbledon the film today (have you seen that film? It’s a favourite of mine 🙂 )

The other aspect of how this idea of mine could backfire is that people do sit and just watch the TV… which isn’t too good for exercising.

But I will still go with my idea that having sport on the TV will help people exercise/partake in sport because people see all of these amazing role models (not the pumped full of drug kind though – those are bad) and want to join in.

Do you agree?

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Mini Workout Series

Lets workout!!

Step one – Stretches
–       Lunges
–       Tip toe calf stretch
–       One foot in front of other straight and weight on the bent leg (name?)
–       Pull arm across body and hold (no idea what its called)
–       Hand over shoulder reach as far down (again, no idea)
This is the most important step to ensure that you aren’t in a lot of pain later.

Step two – Cardio
–       Running
–       Jogging
–       Skipping rope
–       Etc.…
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Step three – Specify
–       Plank (abs)
–       Press ups (abs and arms)
–       Squats (quads, gluts and a little abs)
–       Sit ups (abs and stomach)
–       Leg lifts (hamstrings)
–       Hula hoop (abs and stomach)
Repeat steps two and three if you feel like you can still go on. And before you finish, don’t forget to stretch again.
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If there are any other exercises you like or do you can do those instead or add them in, mix and match it to what you feel comfortable with. I would recommend doing this for at least half an hour every day if you feel ambitious or maybe for when you eat that pizza and ice cream and now feel like you shouldn’t have… it’s okay…

To switch it up sometimes I like to head over to YouTube and do some Pilates with Blogilates. https://www.youtube.com/user/blogilates/videos
I have to admit, its pretty intense and can be difficult but stick with it, its ganna get good.
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Good luck Chum

Capitalise the Moment

This week I’m not going to write a post due to extreme tiredness from trying out FitnessBlender. I found this from ViviannaDoesMakeup and I am so grateful because I get into moods of ‘must exercise’ therefore I can capitalise on the mood before it passes from sanity. It is SO GOOD – I always feel a little self conscious when doing exercise so if you can find space in your room to do these exercise then this is brilliant! Have a go yourself 😀

Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender

Source: http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/news-badhabitsgoodforhealth/12/

Everyday Exercise for us Lazy Folk

I don’t know about you guys but I hate exercise. Quite frankly I should go plug this laptop in before it dies however that requires moving so I’m just gunna type super fast.

Due to my laziness I just cannot find the motivation to actually do exercise so I have tried to come up with a few ways to get exercise into my daily life so I’m somewhat healthy! Continue reading

Hula-hoop Review

Basically, I bought a fancy hula-hoop.
It’s got magnetic weighted balls stuck on the inside of the hoop so when you do it, it puts pressure on your stomach and back areas toning it all up. What else you ask? Well, because it’s weighted you use up more calories trying to keep it spinning around you. The hula-hoop is size adjustable as well when you want it to be more of a challenge, the hoop can be broken apart and made smaller. The larger the hoop the easier it is to keep it up.

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It was very easy to set up and put together, just click in the plastic parts together. When I first got it, I was a bit unsure of the plastic, but its really strong and easy to get use to.

In the first week it is recommended that you only hula for 3 minutes, as it can be quite painful. During the second week, build it up to 5 minutes. After that slowly increase the time until you’ve reached 20 minutes. Then do 20 minutes intervals. For example: once you can do 20 minutes without stopping then try doing 20 minutes without stopping, but twice a day, maybe morning and night…

So far I can hold it up for around 10 minutes before I crumble. I have to say the first week was the worst, I sometimes didn’t feel like doing it because it hurt so much from the previous day but after a minute or so the pain was gone. Until you stopped after the 3 minutes…
photo 4 I haven’t adjusted the hoop size yet, I have been thinking about it but I can’t stand the idea of not having the colours alternating; so I’m leaving it for a day when I have the courage to face that. Also I have to say, although painful, it is quite addictive. I’ll find myself finishing watching TV series at around 1 or 2 am (I’m working on it…) and think hmm I’ll just do some hula-hoop before I sleep. I always regret this decision in the morning but I always do it again the next day.

Hope this review was helpful, and once I’ve got to 20 minutes I’ll do an update
Byeeeeee x