Posted by: 4pack | June 24, 2008

Low Impact Exercise…Jamaica Style

Shawna-Kaye Williams from Jamaica ( is now getting posted here for the SECOND time…she just gets it RIGHT…at least the low impact exercise portion…But for OGGIES, it’s the DIET…DIET…DIET…what do we need here, George Stephanopoulos to write…  IT’S THE DIET, STUPID!….but here is Shawna-Kaye’s “Seven-Point Plan Jamaica Style”…..:

1 It is advisable to do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise everyday. This may include brisk walking, jogging or simply cycling which is rather more exciting. Getting an exercise partner who is equally committed to the task can prove helpful. Aerobics can also be conducted while listening to some soca or calypso music that will certainly put you in the groove!

2 Performing whole body work-outs, such as yoga or a weight-lifting programme, two to three times per week are also great ways of getting a sleek tummy. These exercises enhance the muscles and increase metabolism.

3 Holding your stomach muscles in during the day will strengthen your abdominal girdle and create a flatter stomach. Maintaining an erect posture while sitting also tightens the stomach muscles.

4 Allocating some time to do bend stretches will stretch out your stomach muscles and restrain them from becoming shortened.

5 Managing your stress through relaxing methods of exercise such as yoga and even just getting adequate sleep. When you are well rested and not stressed the amount of cortisol in your body will be reduced.
Note: Cortisol is a hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and blood pressure. During stressful periods the cortisol boosts your energy level by producing more glucose. If you are always stressed then you will have too much of this hormone which will constantly stimulate your appetite and keep the glucose level high. The body will, therefore, convert excess glucose into fat, which is usually stored in the midsection for quick access by your body.

6 Another way of eliminating stress, for a flatter stomach is through meditation. Meditate for 10-20 minutes at least twice every day, once in the morning and once in the later part of the day. This will set the tone for your day and help curb the automatic stress response.

7 Eating lots of fruits and vegetables such as bananas and apples which have low proportions of calories. These will not only help you to lose that extra fat, but also to maintain a healthy diet.

Like McCain, I won’t go “negative” until I sense a “loss of momentum”…I need some feedback out there….Yes, ladies, the OGGIES will remain in hiding so please comment….(Charlotte or Leslie, don’t be mad about my previous post with the woman walking with jeans that are falling off, it was used for legitimate research purposes only….) 4pack



  1. I think her tips sound good (love the pic, Michael!!) – nothing new in there but sometimes you gotta just go with the tried & true.

  2. She is great…cardio on the down lo…I wonder if you could combine meditation, yoga, and bend stretching into one continuous session…how about “Twister Sister”….4pack

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