A Beginner's Full Body Workout for Women
By Dr. Nina C. Franklin on January 07, 2013
Here's an exercise training program combining free-weight and callisthenic resistance exercises with cardiovascular exercise (cardio) for a complete, full-body workout. This program has many benefits including:
-Improvements in your cardiovascular function due to enhanced efficiency and functional capacity of your heart, lungs, and blood vessels in order to ensure that your body is able to deliver the necessary oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to other organs through blood flow thereby reducing your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
-Improvements in your ratio of fat to lean mass due to reductions in body fat and increases in muscle mass, which, in turn, enhances your calorie burn rates, muscular strength, and muscular tone.
This full body workout can be performed at home or in a gym. Begin by warming up your muscles with some walking or light jogging in place and then perform the following exercises, one after the other, allowing 15 to 30 seconds of rest between each exercise.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a physician for advice.
Before starting an exercise training program you should first make sure that exercise is safe for you. If you are under the age of 55 years and generally in good health, it is probably safe for you to exercise. However, if you are over 55 years of age and/or have any health problems, be sure to consult with your physician before starting an exercise training program.