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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Best Exercise for Petites

Being vertically challenged can make exercising at a gym a trying experience.  Let’s face it, many weight machines are not tailored towards our smaller dynamics.  Free weight training exercises targeted toward building lean muscle along with a high protein diet are the best for petites to lose weight and stay fit.

Many might think just focusing on cardiovascular exercises will work but believe it or not, most smaller bodies generally do not respond as well to just this one form of exercise.  You will have the most success losing weight by adding lean muscle mass as well.  Our small bodies just aren’t designed to bulk up on muscle, however, if you incorporate light weight training into your routine, you will definitely develop a more toned and curvy figure.

A well-balanced routine most definitely should include cardio, strength training and flexibility. The success will not be in doing something well, it will be from partaking in something that is fun and gives you pleasure. The choices are numerous when it comes to cardio and include step or dance aerobics, brisk walking, running, cycling, dancing, rowing, skating ... anything that will increase your heart rate. Each of these activities will strengthen your heart and lungs to improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure, improve endurance, boost your immune system and reduce that stress we all have in our lives.  It’s pretty amazing when you truly think about the benefits that can come from creating a really good sweat.

Strength training can be done by using free weights and elastic bands instead of those big machines that don’t fit our petite frames to build muscle mass and increase muscle tone, lose weight and strengthen your body from head to toe.

A regular exercise program without a doubt will help you feel, look and work better, stimulate your blood circulation and metabolism and allow your body to function like the well-tuned petite machine it's suppose to be.

7 comments:

Koco & Viking said...

Hi! We're your newest followers and friends from Mom Bloggers! SOO happy you found us and that we can now follow your blog. We are a mother and daughter team that, FORTUNATELY, are both under 5'4"! We love being little! hee hee. Stop by and visit our little bloggy world if you have chance. You're always welcome!

your new friends,
koco & viking

kocoandviking.blogspot.com

tBirdie said...

I'm a new follower from MBC, thanks so much for the comment; looking forward to reading more of your posts! :)
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Amie said...

Wow what a great post, this is just what I need :).

Thanks for the welcome too.

Amie
http://andweareoffto.blogspot.com/

Amie said...

Love this post, it's just what I need ;)

Thanks for the welcome too.

Amie
http://andweareoffto.blogspot.com/

Amie said...

Love this post, it's just what I need ;)

Thanks for the welcome too.

Amie
http://andweareoffto.blogspot.com/

Rebagv said...

Hi there,

I'm coming from Mom Bloggers club where you kindly left me a welcome message. I'm following you now.
I'm not even 5'2", but I love being short. Even my feet aren't quite size 6. When I wear black socks, my feet look even smaller.
I like the blog about the exercising needing to be different for petite women. I never thought about it, but I am a big meat eater, and I guess that helped me lose a total of 30 lbs. within the last few years.

You can find my new blog at:

http://bloggingwithgoodlyintentions.blogspot.com/

Ramona said...

darnit! i guess i should be doing some sort of weights...look forward to seeing some results soon...thanks!