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Marathon Training Rookie Essentials

Yoga is an ancient art and has been practiced for thousands of years in India. To the Western countries it came just recently and became a fashionable form of exercise, a new trend in the fitness world.

Do a short workout each morning – Even if it’s only 10 minutes and you’re only doing some yoga stretches and some squats, a morning workouts sets up the day in the right way and gets your metabolism high. I’ve been doing this for some months now and it works beautifully.

Chewing Gum – Pretend to chew a large piece of chewing gum. Chew yoga poses chew chew. Close your eyes and gently massage your cheeks, forehead, temples and head with your fingers.

Disguise yoga stretches the activity as fun. To get the benefit of exercise, young kids don’t need it to be organized. Playing outdoors and making up adventures can require a lot of stamina, some heavy lifting and good cardio. For younger kids, playing games like “duck, duck, goose” or “red light, green light” are fun ways to get them moving. Take older kids on scavenger hunt hikes, or just bike around the neighborhood to see who else is out.

The experience showed me the most reliable of information is not the Internet but close friends and family who are already mothers. They help you overcome the information overload. You are most at ease when you can rely on a voice that you trust. They have your best interests at heart. The same as it applies to a job or finding a new restaurant or travel destination, when in doubt, ask someone who’s been there, done that.

Of course that alone will not be able to significantly add to your height. With a proper training plan of several other stretching exercises, you could easily notice an additional inch in just a couple of weeks! And over time, you will turn out to be the taller person that you are made out to be in life!