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Right 4 Your Type Exercise Routine: Mark Moon Fitness

It’s no surprise to learn that there is a confirmed link between physical activity and brain function. A number of published studies have shown that exercise improves a number of aspects of cognition and performance demonstrating that regular exercise does a body good in more than one way! Our friend Mark Moon, of Mark Moon Fitness, offers some brain boosting exercise tips tailored for your blood type!

Seeing as how you have all been diligently following your Blood Type Diet (and we know it’s about 70% healthy eating and 30% exercise) it should be easy to increase your fitness and boost your brainpower with some nifty circuit workouts. If you’ve been less than diligent in your exercise program during the winter, I have three tips to help keep you going strong right through summer.

Fitness Tip #1

Try not to be Hercules on your first day back! This is a tough one especially for the guys, but ladies need to pay attention too. The last thing you want to do is get an injury on your first week back. To avoid this, train at maximum 60% intensity for the first week and step it up depending on how you feel from there.

Fitness Tip #2

Start with a full-body circuit style workout that incorporates all aspects of your BT fitness regime over the week. This will eliminate any potential strained muscles or bruised egos. Also, remember to stretch and cool down adequately when getting back into it. Stretching will help with recovery when you wake up then next day wondering what you did to yourself.

Fitness Tip #3

Plan ahead with activities you will look forward to doing and add plenty of variety to your fitness schedule. Firstly, the human body is extremely evolved in the art of adaption, so you need to stay challenged if you want great results. Secondly, you will get better results with more exercise variety, as you will recruit more muscle fibers, therefore have a better response. Lastly, you want to stay mentally motivated and excited to be working out.

Work Out Example

Super Circuits are my favorite way to train for overall fitness, as you can easily incorporate any exercises to design a workout that’s just right for you.

Workouts don’t need to be any longer than 30-45 minutes for excellent fitness results. For best results, I recommend using an alternating body part formula, placing in a cardio burst every fourth exercise.

Check out my example below:

Winter Activities to Keep Kids Moving

Winter Activities For Kids

Pediatricians recommend that children get 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and finding winter activities to keep kids moving  during the cold, dark days of winter can be a challenge. One way to make sure your kids are getting enough exercise is to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. As long as children are properly dressed, getting outdoors to play should not be difficult or uncomfortable – here are a few of our favorite winter activities:

Take a winter hike. 

Explore rock formations, frozen streams, and leafless trees and note how different they look in the winter.

Play in the snow. 

Build a snowman/ snow woman or snow family, or create an entirely new type of snow sculpture. Gather friends, build a snow fort, and engage in a rollicking snowball fight.

Have a game of snow football or snow soccer.  

Create a space and try running and kicking in the snow – it’s not as easy as it looks!

Go ice skating!

Strap on your skates and head to the local rink.  Gliding on ice builds muscles and really gets your heart pumping.

Find Indoor Play Areas

For those days when it’s too cold to play outside, investigate local indoor play spaces and recreation facilities – many may have structured gymnastics, sports teams, or classes aimed at building skills for spring sports.

Keeping your children active not only keeps their bodies healthy, but also promotes self-esteem and a positive attitude.

Click here for more tips on keeping your kids healthy all year long on The Blood Type Diet.