Creating a lighter, healthier you is a multi-step process. One of the most important steps, and the main focus of this section, is exercise. Here we explore everything from the benefits of exercise to how much and how often it is necessary to promote weight loss.

Your Custom CrossFit Style Workout

No equipment needed! Spell out your name and birth year with these moves, and you have your high intensity workout for the day.


Thanks to devoted fans and fit celebrities, CrossFit has soared in popularity. Using simple exercises involving body resistance training, aerobics, and weight lifting, CrossFit keeps it interesting by mixing up exercises and increasing difficulty over time. So if you're bored with your current gym routine, accept this CrossFit-inspired challenge for a high intensity workout!

You don't even have to go to the gym. This workout doesn't require any equipment, just your own motivation to keep going. Spell out your name and birth year with these challenge moves, and you have your workout for the day. Want to really push yourself? Spell your full name (first and last) and your full birthday (month, day, and year). This will increase the intensity to have you really feeling the burn! 

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on August 16, 2016. Updated on August 16, 2016.


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