Do the Twist for Fun, Good Health, and Great Exercise
If you're getting a little older this year, and really who isn't, and you're looking for a fun way to exercise then, Come On Baby, let's do The Twist together.
Blogging and sitting at a computer all day leads to a pretty sedentary lifestyle for me so for my New Year's resolution this year, I'm looking for ways to get a little more exercise.
I already do the "parking at the rear of the parking lot" so that I have to walk further to get into the store or restaurant and I make good use of the set of stairs in my house several times a day.
When weather permits my hubby and I go for a walk around our neighborhood park but with winter upon us, and me hating to feel cold, I wanted something indoors that I could do at home without buying any special equipment.
Honestly, the basis for the idea came to me from a late night commercial that I keep seeing about dancing your way to fitness but the hip-hop dance moves seem a little too much for me to handle. Then it hit me, why not use a different dance to get myself moving?
And my retro exercise resolution for this year was born. I'm going to twisty twisty Twist, until I lose a few pounds.
Necessary Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on the computer so don't try this at home unless you're super healthy and able to dance. Also, stop when you feel tired or out of breath. Dancing as exercise is not for everyone.
Twist On Down
Watch and learn!
Whether you do it fast or slow... go up and down or stay at one level, you have to admit that doing The Twist will give you a good workout.
If you're unfamiliar, watch this video to hear Chubby Checker sing it and to learn the steps. The easiest way to describe it is to think of yourself holding a towel in your two hands behind your back and begin pulling it back and forth on your bottom.
After you know how, then, play the video again and dance along for some great exercise.
Twisting My Way to Good Health
I've only just begun this newfangled yet very old-fashioned form of exercise so I can't make any claims about how much weight I've lost or even about how good I feel but I can tell you that it has added a bit of whimsy and fun to my day.
I've started with 3 sets of Twists per session (I use Youtube for the music and let three songs run in a row.) and I've been doing two sessions per day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
I can tell you that after just under a week of this, I feel less depressed about the cold winter days and instead of begrudging it, I find myself looking forward to my next exercise set.
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