Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dial® Healthier You Week 2-Exercise

Dial Diaries Week 2-Exercise

Welcome to week two! I’m Amy Hendel, your Dial® Healthier You program expert. If you are incorporating the skin healthy foods we discussed last week into your daily diet, then you are ready for the next step to a healthier you: exercise.

In addition to helping you lose weight, exercise can help to prevent heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. It supports a healthy and radiant complexion by promoting circulation, which carries oxygen to your skin and other vital organs. It also causes you to sweat, which flushes out dirt and debris from your pores and gives your skin that natural, rosy glow.

So how do you fit exercise into an already challenged schedule? First, write it down on your calendar so you are reminded of it every day. Then be smart about how you exercise. I’m a big fan of interval training: a program that involves a variation in pace and intensity. For example, try walking followed by timed challenges like hills, jogging or running. You can also do this with any cardiovascular machine like a stationary bike or elliptical with periods of increased resistance if there isn’t an incline option.

If you’re a beginner, work on building up to a 45- 60 minute walk almost everyday. Then you can reduce your time by adding in intervals like this beginner program for the treadmill:
• Warm up for 5 minutes at 3.2 mph.
• Alternate between steady walking at a pace of 3.3 mph for 5 minutes, followed by 1-minute challenges of 3.5 mph. Do three intervals like this.
• Toward the end of your workout, really push yourself for 2 minutes at 3.6 mph.
• Drop down to 3.5mph for 5 minutes, then 3.4 mph for another 5 minutes.
• Cool down for 5 minutes at 3.2 mph.

Over time, you will be able to increase your overall speed and intervals. Keep yourself challenged by switching from speed to hill challenges. And of course, remember to shower after your workout to remove dead skin cells and odor-causing bacteria. Plus, if you wash with Dial® NutriSkin™ body wash, you’ll be left with a delicious lemongrass or cherry scent and moisturized skin without a heavy residue.

Keep me posted in your Dial® Diaries and let me know how eating healthy and interval training is helping your skin, body and overall health!
- Amy

Independentmami-Exercise is very hard right about now. It is a crazy season for me. I am having to run aroudn and do so much. Luckily my sister in law and I have decided to start working out everyday together. We meet at my house and do a workout for 90 minutes. This is easy to do with a partner or a friend. We have also incorporated exercise over the weekends. I have completed Turkey Trot 10K at 1 hr and 16 minutes, and the Jingle Bell 5 mile run at 1 hr and 6 minutes. I am so proud of myself. This is fun.

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Disclosure-I received a product to review. I am also passing along information from Dial. These are my honest opinions.

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