Easy exercises for toning arms

July 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's time to work off those calories by hitting the gym. Get fit for summer with easy arm exercises from Crunch Fitness you can do at home! Plus, get tips on proper hydration.

Arm Moves

  • Double bicep curl with foot reach
  • Forward lunge with Tricep overhead ext
  • Shoulder compound movement

Hydration Tips

  • Drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water each day. Even more if you are very active
  • Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink water. By the time you are thirsty you have probably lost about 2 cups of water composition.
  • Don't substitute drinks with alcohol or caffeine. They both act as diuretic actually making you go to the restroom more, making you lose more water
  • For a workout of about one and half hours you should drink about 16oz of water 1 to 2 hours before you workout. And drink about 5 oz every 10 minutes during your workout
  • Don't drink soda because most contain sugar and sugar aren't absorbed well during exercise
  • Sports drink are great if you are exercising for 60 minutes or more because they can replace electrolytes and add carbs for energy

Kids and Dehydration

  • Kids are more prone to dehydration because they are less effective at perspiring and their bodies produce more heat during exercising
  • American College of Sports Medicine suggests 8 to 16 gulps (4-8 oz) before activities, 8 gulps (4oz) every 15 minutes during activities and 32 gulps (16oz) after activities
  • If your kid prefers fruit juice dilute it with up 50% water
  • Other hydrating alternatives include frozen ice pops that you can make with your kids using 100% fruit juice and water, shaved ice with fruit juice poured over it and some juicy fruits like watermelon, peaches and grapes
  • If you send your kids to summer camp make sure you inquiry about their hydration policy

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