Personal Training Session -- Instant Energy Secret

Cynthia Dermody

woman dancing in the sunshine
Flickr photo by Astig!!

Taylor Ryan, head trainer for The Art of Weight Lifting and the Charleston, South Carolina-based Fat-Blasting Boot Camps for Moms, is The Stir's personal trainer, here each week to help us get in shape.

This week, Taylor shares a 10-minute instant energy secret to use at 3 p.m. when you can't keep your eyes open at work, when you're not motivated to work out, anytime you need to blast out of that slump ...

1. Get out in the fresh air

Working out in the fresh air is linked to increased energy, happiness, and mental clarity.

2. Get your blood pumping

Spend 10 minutes doing sprints, walking lunges, push-ups, etc ... to get your heart beating and your blood pumping. Make a habit of this every day and the results of your daily mini-workouts will begin to show, and you'll feel great, too. You'll have more energy, concentrate better, and be happier all around when you get active in the sun.

Just remember that sunblock!

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