By Kristin Sidorov
The 2012 London Olympic Games are finally here, and as we cheer our favorite awe-inspiring athletes, we're reminded of just how dedicated they are. Sure, we may never make it to the Olympics, but the healthy habits these competitors follow can easily be incorporated into your own daily schedule.
Swimming. Swimming is a full-body workout that's exceptional for muscle strength and tone (and you don't have to synchronize with anyone else!). Propelling yourself through water is like a full-on resistance exercise that helps improve flexibility and is easy on your joints. It's also a great calorie burner, keeps you cool as you work out, and is proven to aid in cardiovascular health.
Cycling. Not only is it an efficient and healthy way to get around, cycling provides an intense, full lower-body workout and builds strength and muscle tone throughout. It builds stamina and cardiovascular health, and is easier on your system and joints than running.Read More »from Go for Your Own Gold with Olympic-Inspired Workouts