Today’s coffee talk is about how to convince our parents to exercise on a regular basis because we love them and we want them to be around and healthy for as long as possible. The old saying ”use it or lose it ” is so true and it has been proven thousand times over and over again. It doesn’t really matter how many years you have been kicking around this world, because if you are using your body and your muscular system on a daily basis, you don’t have to turn into a fragile senior. The good news is that even if you are already fragile senior, you still have a good chance to turn things around and get into the best shape of your life. If the modern science has proven to us that 70 year old person who exercises regularly can achieve the fitness level of 30 years old who exercise only moderately, than why not give it a try? The problem with our parents is that they believe that regular exercise would kill them. The key is to start with some super easy workout for complete beginners that won’t discourage them right away. Another important thing is to make sure that they are actually having fun, because our parents (or at least my mom) has completely different goals than us. She has no idea why anyone would need or want six pack abs :) Figuring out how to make workouts fun for our parents might be tricky because we enjoy all kinds of body and mind torturing exercises like ninja jump tucks, Burpees, etc. which may have no appeal to them. I haven’t been lucky to convince my own mom yet to exercise on a daily basis and build some muscles, but at least she does some joint mobility exercises which is also hugely important for all of us especially as we get older. If you guys have similar experience with your own family or if you came up with a strategy how to convince them to workout, please share your experiences with us in the comments.
Enjoy your workout!
Zuzana & Freddy
Get your gear for this workout here:
Set your interval timer for 15 rounds and two intervals. The first interval is 10 seconds (your rest interval) and the second interval is 50 seconds. You will complete a circuit of 4 exercises three times and your goal is to do as many reps for each exercise during the 50 second intervals. Use your 10 seconds of rest to write down your reps. This entire workout takes only 15 minutes so make sure to push yourself to the limit. Every exercise from this workout will target your abs a thousand times more than some crunches, however don’t forget that working out itself won’t help you to lose fat unless your are paying attention to your diet. Check out the Rock Your Diet category, because I have been sharing the best diet strategies that I have come across so far.
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