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7 Simple Moves To Add To Your Workout Routine Right Now (No Gym Required!)

We get it: Life can be crazy-busy! With work, running errands, picking your kids up from school and extracurricular activities (or your pup from doggy daycare!), your to-dos probably seem endless — so much so that the mere thought of spending an hour at the gym is almost comical. How can you possibly fit in a workout? Here’s some good news: You don’t actually have to get your exercise in at the gym — there are other ways you can get fit, without a membership! 

 

In fact, there are a number of exercises you can do right at home — whether that’s in your backyard or living room — that will benefit your health without any gym equipment. And when it comes to working out, the health perks are practically endless. 

 

For one, experts agree that exercise can support your weight loss efforts, and is a great way to keep your heart healthy.1 Staying active could help lower your blood pressure and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, and make your heart muscle stronger.2

 

Getting active can even help if you are at risk for having diabetes — studies indicate sedentary people who started exercising were able to lower their insulin resistance.3 

 

So, if you’re crunched for time but still want to reap the numerous benefits that come along with breaking a sweat, try these exercises. You can do them from the comfort of your own home, build your strength and improve your fitness — no gym required! Start with 10-15 repetitions, then add additional reps as you feel more comfortable.

 

New to fitness? Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Exercise

 

Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine. 
 

Inspiration

When the Fad Diets Failed, Tanya P. Turned to Jenny Craig and Lost 15 lbs.*

*Weight lost on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Tanya received promotional consideration.

 

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 “I tried so many weight loss programs and fads such as eliminating carbs, juicing and fasting without success.”

 

After trying many different weight loss programs and fads, such as eliminating carbs, fasting and juicing without success, Jenny Craig is my go-to weight loss program to shed excess pounds. I found it to be the only program that works for me. Entering my 50s and hitting menopause, I weighed 194 lbs., which was the heaviest non-pregnant weight I’d ever been. My clothes were tight, and I did not like the way I was feeling. It was back to Jenny Craig to lose weight and to start feeling like my best self again.

Inspiration

This Simple Tip Helped Jennie M. Lose 27 lbs.* with Jenny Craig

*Weight lost on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Weight loss as of 5/29/19. Jennie received promotional consideration.

 

Ever wonder what it’s like to join Jenny Craig? Explore a day in the life of actual Jenny Craig members and read their inspiring stories as we highlight different journeys throughout the year. In their own words, they’ll share their favorite foods, activities and creative tips that help them develop healthier habits and reach their weight loss goals.

 

A Georgia native, Jennie M., is an aerospace engineer and a full-time working mom. Tired of struggling with her weight and negative self-talk, Jennie was ready to make a change. Although she was usually mindful about what she ate and exercised often, she had a challenging obstacle to overcome: oversized portions at mealtimes. Find out how Jennie ditched her old habits and lost 27 lbs.* with Jenny Craig!
 

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10 Foods That May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

I’ve always had a pretty healthy lifestyle, but when I discovered a strong history of breast cancer in my immediate and extended family — two of my sisters, an aunt, and a grandmother have had the disease — I doubled down to reduce my risk. And what does that look like? Well, I rarely drink alcohol, I exercise 5-6 days per week, I’m striving to lose those extra pesky pounds that have stuck around for the past few years (thanks, perimenopause!), and I eat a varied diet brimming with healthy, plant-based foods

 

I take comfort in knowing that all of these factors have been shown to reduce my risk,1-6 but still, I’ve wondered, since maintaining a healthy weight with a healthy diet and plenty of physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of several different types of cancer, are there any specific foods I should be eating that may help reduce my risk of breast cancer? Turns out there may be. 

 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a look at 10 foods that may hold promise for potentially helping to prevent breast cancer. Just remember: While no single food can prevent breast cancer, eating a healthy, varied diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight may help reduce the risk of contracting it.7
 

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Quiz: Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? Don't Be Tricked By Your Treats!

Sugar can be hidden in the most surprising places, and if you're not careful, you might be consuming more sugar than you think. Take this quiz to test your sugar knowledge and find out if you're eating too much sugar — and we'll give you 10 healthier (but still delicious) alternatives to try! 

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Healthy Tip of the Week: Eat More Veggies

Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorite healthy habits and the benefits behind them. We’ll also share a quick and simple tip from Heather Lake, a Jenny Craig Health & Lifestyle Contributor, to help support your weight loss goals and inspire you throughout the day! This 12-week series will focus on everything from how to eat more vegetables to delicious ways to incorporate more protein into your meals.

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