PowHer.Fit includes 4 Days of professionally programmed resistance training and 1 Day of High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.). If these 5 days are executed properly, you will find yourself breathing hard, sweating all over, and your heart beating faster. All of these are signs of excellent cardio-vascular exercise.
Since 5 days of vigorous exercise is difficult enough for many to execute, even less to fit into their schedule, we are not formally asking you to do more than the programmed amount of activity.
We DO, however, suggest moving as much as possible! If your body is able and you have the ability, a traditional “cardio” workout can certainly be added on the 6th or 7th day, or even on the same day as one of your Resistance Training workouts (although we recommend spacing them at least a few hours apart). Otherwise, doing anything other than sitting/lying down is going to do wonders for your body in the long run, especially if it’s outside where your body can be exposed to the elements, healthy bacteria, and sunlight.
Here are a few other excellent activity options you can add each week:
– Hiking (or just walking around the neighborhood!)
– Biking (outside!) or a Cycle Spin Class
– Group exercise class
– Yard work (get your hands dirty!)
– Home improvement projects
A full day of being on your feet and moving around will ALWAYS out-perform any 30 or 60-minute workout when it comes to calories burned! YES, you read that right!
It is unfortunate for our bodies that we have built a society dependent on convenience foods and desk jobs, driving our calorie intake up and our activity level down. This is why daily physical activity coupled with educated nutritional decisions is so vital. The conveniences technology has given us are undeniably beneficial, but the consequences those conveniences have on our bodies are, you guessed it, undeniably inconvenient.
The more you can stay on your feet and move around, the more calories you will burn, the higher your metabolism will be, your posture will improve, chronic pain will subside, and the happier and healthier both you and your waist-line will be!