Americans are stressed out.
According to the 2010 Stress in America survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, Americans report feeling more overworked, overtired, overweight and stressed than ever before.
A majority of Americans report experiencing moderate to high stress every day. Can you relate?
Money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, as well as job security and personal health are among the most often cited sources of our stress.
And, as you probably know from personal experience, stress is no laughing matter … and we’re actually discovering that the negative impacts of stress are more serious than we ever expected.
In fact, emerging research shows us that stress isn’t something we should just “grin and bear.”
A startling forty-three percent of all adults suffer from less-than-optimal health as a result of stress.
Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past month?
- Dry mouth
- Chest pains, rapid heartbeat
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Loss of appetite or overeating "comfort foods"
- Lack of concentration or focus
- Memory problems or forgetfulness
- Short temper
If you have, you’re not alone. These are a just a few of the ways stress can affect you.
Thankfully, there’s a simple way for you to reduce and relieve your stress…
Get Moving! Your Natural Defense Against Stress…
Don’t worry – it’s not all bad news. You can combat your raising stress levels and restore your body’s natural desire for great health and wellbeing.
And, the solution is easier than you might think: Exercise.
A sensible exercise program is one of your best tools to battle your daily stress.
In hundreds of studies with thousands of patients over the past 15 years, scientists have proven that exercise not only provides physical benefits, but also offers mental and emotional benefits as well.
Among its many other benefits, exercise has been shown to:
- Improve mood
- Increase self esteem
- Lead to more restful sleep
According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise “helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins,” “can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do,” and “give you a sense of command over your body and your life.”
I strongly believe that without fitness, it is virtually impossible to achieve optimal health – and that’s both physical and mental health.
Exercising is one of the most important activities you can do for your health, but you have to do it right to experience the full benefits.
What does “doing it right” mean? For starters, it means incorporating the four principles of exercise into your routine…
Exercising the Right Way: The Three Principles
To make sure you're getting the biggest benefit from your workouts, you'll want to makes sure your exercise routine includes the following three types of exercise:
- Interval (Anaerobic) Training: Research is showing that the BEST way to condition your heart and burn fat is NOT to jog or walk steadily for an hour. Instead, it's to alternate short bursts of high-intensity exercise with gentle recovery periods. That is one of the primary reasons I am so fond of the exercises my personal trainer has recently been showing me.
This type of exercise, known as interval training or burst type training, can dramatically improve your cardiovascular fitness and fat-burning capabilities.
Another major benefit of this approach is that it radically decreases the amount of time you spend exercising, while giving you even more benefits. For example, intermittent sprinting produces high levels of chemical compounds called catecholamines, which allow more fat to be burned from under your skin within the exercising muscles.
The resulting increase in fat oxidation increases weight loss. So, short bursts of activity done at a very high intensity can help you reach your optimal weight and level of fitness, in a shorter amount of time.
- Strength Training: Rounding out your exercise program with a one-set strength training routine will ensure that you're really optimizing the possible health benefits of a regular exercise program.
You need enough repetitions to exhaust your muscles. The weight should be heavy enough that this can be done in fewer than 12 repetitions, yet light enough to do a minimum of four repetitions. It is also important NOT to exercise the same muscle groups every day. They need at least two days of rest to recover, repair and rebuild.
- Core Exercises: Your body has 29 core muscles located mostly in your back, abdomen and pelvis. This group of muscles provides the foundation for movement throughout your entire body, and strengthening them can help protect and support your back, make your spine and body less prone to injury and help you gain greater balance and stability.
In a moment, I'll share a fantastic (and quick) way you can target your core, tone and strengthen your entire body, stimulate your overall circulation, find a renewed sense of vitality and energy, loosen and warm up your muscles, ease your body's tightness and de-stress after a long day.
It's a super simple and fun way to introduce exercise back into your life no matter your age or fitness level.
But, first, I'd like to acknowledge something you've probably experienced time and time again…
It's one thing to rationally know that exercise can be helpful to your health and wellbeing, right? But finding the time and motivation to exercise on a regular basis can be a whole different story, can't it?
"Not Enough Time, Energy, or Motivation…" Are You Really Too Busy to Help Yourself?
A recent national poll indicated that nearly one-third of adults exercise less than once a week, more than half don’t get the recommended amount of exercise, and one out of four don’t exercise at all.
When asked why, most respondents said they were simply not motivated, were too tired, too busy, or just don’t like exercising in the first place.
How much do you exercise?
If you knew that something as simple as a 10- to 30-minute exercise routine a day could provide the groundwork for significantly combating the effects of stress in your life, would you finally commit to working out regularly?
Would you make relaxing, restoring and re-energizing yourself a priority?
Regretfully, if you’re like most Americans, the answer is NO.
The 2010 Stress in America survey makes this alarming point very clear:
“Adults seem to understand the importance of healthy behaviors like managing their stress levels, eating right, getting enough sleep and exercise, but they report experiencing challenges practicing these healthy behaviors. They report being too busy as a primary barrier preventing them from better managing their stress, and a lack of motivation, energy and time as the chief reasons for not being more physically active.”
Can you really afford not to take the time to save your life … especially when something as easy and enjoyable as a 10- to 30-minute exercise program can begin to give you back the youthfulness, energy and stress-free life you once had?
If you’re part of the over 60% of adults who report feeling unhappy with their current weight and fitness levels, you know firsthand that something has to change … but that something goes way beyond just needing more time to fit exercise into your daily schedule…
Problem Than Just Time Management…
Unfortunately, not enough people are willing to arrange their schedules around exercise, and this is due to something much deeper than time management – it’s due to a core psychological resistance.
Getting motivated to exercise can be VERY difficult and there are as many reasons for this resistance as there are people doing the resisting.
In what ways do you resist integrating regular exercise into your life?
So many people struggle – literally fighting themselves – before every workout.
- "Can I do it?"
- "Do I want to do it?"
- "Can I afford the time to do it?"
- "Am I even doing it right?"
- "Is it worth it?"
- "What difference is one missed workout going to really make?"
The justifications and rationalizations that sit around working out or not working out can bring even more stress into your life, can’t they?
No matter what reason you have for not exercising or exercising regularly – feeling it’s too hard, getting bored with your routine, not knowing where to start – you can change the way you relate to exercise once and for all.
How do you do this?
There are many ways, of course, but I’ve found great success simply by:
- Varying my exercise routine, and
- Finding new and fun ways to get a whole-body workout.
I currently have no less than 150 exercises that I can mix and match in any given workout. That means I’m never bored with my routine.
When you mix up your routine, you can eliminate the boredom that so many people experience by doing one type of exercise only.
Further, I’ve also found that it’s really important to resist focusing on the negatives, like the work and the time it takes to stay active. It’s much more empowering to focus on how great you’ll feel as you target different areas of your body in every workout.
By gently updating the way you think and feel about exercise, you’ll discover that your resistance will diminish over time and you’ll begin to have intensely positive associations with exercise.
This is especially true once you start to feel the short- and long-term benefits of exercising regularly and continue to vary what type of exercises your workouts include.
One of my current favorite new things is a brilliant exercise program that Kathy Smith (yes, THE fitness and exercise legend) has created… it’s super quick, incredibly fun and the results speak for themselves.
Plus, in addition to helping you tone and strengthen your entire body, it was specifically developed to help alleviate the stress, pressure and tensions of everyday life…
The Rejuvenation Energize & Restore Kit with Kathy Smith
As you probably know, Kathy Smith has been a leading force in the wellness industry for decades. Since 1980, she has inspired and helped millions live the healthy, balanced and fit lives we all deserve.
Now, with her Rejuvenation line, she's making health and wellbeing more accessible than ever.
If you want a great workout, but you don't have a lot of time, you're going to love what Kathy has put together for you.
She's going to gently guide you through three amazing mini-workouts that you'll want to use every day to energize, restore, massage and revitalize your entire body … no matter your age or current fitness level.
The workout you'll receive with the Rejuvenation Energize & Restore Kit is designed to help you:
- Firm, tone and stretch your entire body
- Provide self muscle massage and increase blood flow and circulation
- Restore energy, vitality and a feeling youthfulness
- Reduce stress and aid in relaxation
- Help you feel better, sleep more soundly and have more energy for everyday tasks
Yes, and all that with just three 10-minute workouts a day!
Take a Look at What's Included on the DVD…
With the 30-Minute DVD with Core Renewal, am Energizer and pm Unwind Workouts, you’ll enjoy three amazing 10-minute morning, noon and night workout routines led by Kathy.
With each routine, you’ll also get to use her patented FitRoller. The FitRoller was designed to provide your body with a unique balance challenge that will help you strengthen your core even more effectively and restore your overall agility and fitness level
In addition, the FitRoller was engineered to help you promote increased blood circulation which allows you to send red blood cells and oxygen to all parts of your body for optimal health.
Now, let’s take a closer look at each of the three routines to see what fun Kathy has in store for you…
Core Renewal: In just 10 minutes a day, you'll strengthen and tighten your core from the inside out.
Before you know it, you'll be enjoying the sexy, strong and toned core you've always wanted, but weren't sure how to achieve.
That means you'll discover rock-hard internal and external obliques and tight six-pack abs. But, you'll also experience a full core workout that targets your Transverse Abdominis (TVA) and Erector Spinae, too.
The feeling of strong core and a toned, tightened midsection may surprise you – helping you perform daily activities and remain healthy, vital and strong in just a few minutes a day.
am Energizer: In this 10-minute workout, you'll stimulate your circulation as you loosen and warm your muscles upon waking. This is a fantastic way to begin each day.
Especially if you've been feeling tight, stiff or even sore in the morning, this short routine is a great way to stretch out and eliminate that am sluggishness.
Discover a renewed sense of energy as you feel revitalized, refreshed and ready to meet the day.
Plus, as you massage your muscles, stretch your whole body and promote increased your circulation from head to toe, you'll experience the benefits from this one quick routine all day long – no more morning blahs, afternoon doldrums, or nighttime crashes.
- pm Unwind: In this 10-minute workout, Kathy will equip you with the relaxing techniques you need to ease your tightness and settle your mind and body so you can finally get a restful night's sleep.
You'll feel a huge sense of relief each night as you say goodbye to the stress of the day. In this highly effective relaxation routine, you'll feel all your tension wash away.
The sensation is truly extraordinary. You'll watch as the tightness in your muscles as well your mental "noise" just melts away in 10 short minutes … allowing you to fully slow down, unwind and sleep like a baby!
And, if that weren’t enough, Kathy is also including an incredibly valuable Instruction Chart with 21 additional exercise options.
Remember when I was saying that variety is so important if you want to stay motivated to exercise? Well, you just got 21 additional ways to stay inspired, excited and energized around working out!
With the Rejuvenation Energize & Restore Kit, getting in shape won’t require long hours, tedious exercises or expensive trips to the gym…
Working Out Doesn't Have To Be A Chore Ever Again
I get it. Your life is super busy. And when it comes to making a decision between exercising and the hundred other things you've got on your plate every day, it's easy to let exercise fall to the bottom of the list.
However, when you learn what a lack of activity paired with normal daily stress can do to your health and wellbeing, finding effective ways to change the way you think about exercise becomes not only a luxury, but massively important.
So, when you realize you can treat yourself to super quick 10-minute workouts that tone, strengthen and renew your body as well as help you relax, de-stress and unwind after a long day, it's not hard to realize you've found something pretty terrific.
That's why I'm so excited to partner with Kathy to offer you her newest exercise DVD and the revolutionary FitRoller.
- If you are ready to take back control of your health and fitness, you owe it to yourself to pick up your very own kit today.
Less stress, more flexibility and strength, and a totally effective way to radically decrease the effects of stress in your life.
- If you've struggled staying motivated or committed to a workout routine in the past, this is the answer you've been waiting for.
So fun, so quick, and such great results.
- If most exercise routines bore you to tears, this is one set of workouts that will change the way you think about exercising forever.
Dynamic, challenging and re-energizing. This kit has it all.
Especially if you lead a full life and find yourself always on-the-go, this is the perfect all-in-one super quick solution.
Getting Healthy AND Saying Goodbye to Stress Has Never Been More Affordable
Now, from the comfort of your own home and without any expensive (and hulking) fitness equipment, Kathy allows you to workout quickly and easily when and where you want.
Being able to turn on the DVD whenever you have a spare 10 minutes gives you a freedom that you just can't find with almost any other workout program on the market.
And, it's now available to you at an amazing discount.
Order your Kathy Smith Rejuvenation Energize & Restore Kit today, including the three-routine workout DVD, the FitRoller with pump, and 21 Exercise Instructional Chart for only $21.97.
That's a 27% discount off the normal retail price, but I'm glad to offer it to you.
I want you to begin experience the benefits of reduced stress, increased energy and vitality, a stronger, sexier core and an overall feeling of health and wellbeing.
You deserve nothing less and I definitely do not want price to be something that gets in the way of your decision to achieve new heights of health.
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