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Welcome to the dog days

Even though I crave the heat (hello, hot yoga!), more than a few days of 90o+ temperatures and I’m looking for a little relief. We’re in the middle of a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, and unless you live in the southern hemisphere, you’re probably experiencing the same.These dog days of summer can leave us feeling lethargic, with no desire to exercise. After all, your energy is zapped and you’re already overheated and sweaty!

Here’s my pitch to try early morning workouts: studies show that people who work out in the morning are much more likely to exercise consistently. And the cooler morning temperatures mean our bodies will perform better and we’ll recover faster than if we tried to work out after work, which is usually the hottest part of the day.

If you’re looking for an energizing indoor workout, try my “Total Body Treadmill Workout” (video link below). It’s a fast, efficient workout that hits upper and lower body! Plus, it’s the perfect cure for the “treadmills are boring!” complaint.

As we launch into August, keep your workouts cool by doing them in an air-conditioned gym or early in the morning. Once you’ve accomplished your workout for the day you can put on your shades, pour yourself a cool iced tea and kick back in your beach chair (if only in your mind) knowing that you’ve given yourself the best gift you possibly can.

Have a happy, healthy week!

-Marilyn

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Running Tutorial: Total Body Treadmill Workout

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