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Healthy Living: One Song Workout

Danielle Meir-Levi
Staff Writer

College students are busy. Between homework, classes, and extracurricular activities, it can be difficult to fit in a long workout.
However, the American Heart Association recommends at least 20 minutes of cardio every day in order to keep your cardiovascular health in check. Anybody can squeeze in a 20-minute workout into a 24-hour day.
I wake up at 5:30 a.m. for my workouts, but obviously not every college student wants to wake up at the crack of dawn for a 10-mile run. If you’re on the go and can’t get to the gym, you can do what I call, “The One Song Workout.” You pick your favorite song and do a series of fun fat-burning exercises that can help you get in shape.
After my run on Monday, I did my one song workout to “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore. For this workout, you’ll mainly target your obliques, abdominals, and glutes.
Start the song and begin with 30 jumping jacks. Continue with 50 Russian twists, with or without a medicine ball. A Russian twist is done by sitting with your feet lifted off the ground and moving your hands across your core from left to right. Next, do 10 squats, 20 crunches, and 5 jumping squats. Then get on the ground and do a 15 second superman by laying flat on your stomach, lifting your right hand and your left leg, and then switching. Finish with 30 more jumping jacks and 5 burpees.
This exercise is only three minutes out of a 24-hour day. Find a spare three minutes in your busy day to get your heart rate up and sweat it out!

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