The Save Our Bones Daily Double Challenge: Day #3
What: Park your car as far away as possible from your destination for one whole day.
Why: Today is the beginning of the first “regular” week after the holidays, so we all need to increase our weight-bearing activities to add more punch to our bone-building endeavors. A great way to do this is to take advantage of each and every opportunity that presents itself, such as the daily errands and other activities.
How: Whether you’re going to work or to stock up on groceries, pick the parking spot farthest from where you’re headed to. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes so you can keep good pace. Remember to keep your back straight, relax your arms, breathe… and smile!
What: Practice the Side Lunge move, which is part of the Densercise System, at least once for the full 5 minutes, per the Density Method.
Why: The Side Lunge is an effective weight bearing exercise that builds density in two of the most crucial bones: the femur and the hips. As a part of the Densercise System, which is based on Wolff’s Law of Bone Formation to increase bone density, this move also targets the following muscles: thighs, hips and glutei.
While this challenge is just to do one exercise, the complete Densercise System walks you through a complete 4 week exercise schedule that only takes 15 minutes each day, just 3 days a week. Every day has different moves, so you never get bored with the same old routine. Weight bearing, resistance and flexibility moves are clearly explained. Plus it includes the Densercise Online Video Collection where I personally demonstrate each and every move.
If you haven’t yet, I urge you to check out the Densercise System. It’s an excellent complement to the Save Our Bones Program
Stand with feet together. Take a large step to the side with right leg, moving the hands in front of and parallel to the chest.
Keep the left leg planted. Bend right knee over the ankle, never extended over the foot.
The movement will force you to bend at waist and push the backside out, so be sure to keep a straight spine. Hold for three seconds, squeezing the glutei, and return to original position.
Do 6 repetitions, resting for at least 10 seconds, and switch sides.
Repeat this pattern until the 5 minutes are up.
I hope you’ll do this challenge really soon. Let me know how you did by leaving a comment below.
And remember, live each day with zest!