This post is sponsored by Listerine

Do you need to refresh and revitalise your routine? We’ve got you covered – a new workout and breakfast routine to switch things up and get moving.

Most men focus on ensuring that their bodies are best prepared for the day-through food and exercise- and its important your mouth is completely ready too.

Studies have shown that using a brush and toothpaste only cleans 25% of your mouth so using a mouth wash is very important.

Together with Listerine Green Tea, we’ve devised a simple 3-step plan to get you started- no gym and no excuses. Over the next 8 weeks we’ll deliver an energising outdoor workout and a power smoothie inspired by nature, cool fresh spring air and the calming effects of green tea, of course. The idea is to get you moving, feeling good and refreshed.

The workouts will focus on simple body weight movements that boost your flexibility and strength to get you moving. Starting outdoors to enjoy nature and make it fun. Then onto breakfast.

This is the first of four cool morning routines- check out our Facebook page for details and here’s to your new fresh start.

The Workout

Supplement your routine and build muscle anywhere with this total-body outdoor workout…

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Bulgarian Split Squat

Stand with your back about two feet from the seat of a park bench. Place the top of your right foot on the seat and your hands behind your head. This is the starting position. Keeping your torso upright, lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground. Pause, and then push yourself back up to the starting position as quickly as you can. Do 10 reps, switch legs, and repeat.

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V-Up

Lie on your back with your legs together and your arms extended past your head and in line with your body. In one movement, simultaneously lift your upper body and your legs as if you’re trying to touch your toes. Keep your legs straight and your head in line with your torso. (Your body should form a V.) Lower yourself back down. Do 15 reps.

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Single-Arm Row

Grab a pole (lamppost, signpost, goalpost) with your left hand and put your feet together next to it. Lean back until your arm is extended and your body forms a straight line from head to ankles. This is the starting position. Now pull your chest to the pole, keeping your left elbow tucked close to your side. Pause, and return to the starting position. Do five rows with your left arm, switch sides, and do five with your right. Keep adding one row on each side until you can’t do the same number of reps on both sides.

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Speed-Skater Lunge

Stand with your feet about twice shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing forward. Clasp your hands in front of your chest. This is the starting position. Shift your weight to your right foot and lower your body, pushing your hips back and bending your right knee until your right thigh is parallel to the ground. Return to the starting position and repeat to your left side. (Keep both feet on the ground throughout the move.) Continue alternating back and forth until you’ve done 15 to 25 reps to each side.

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Single-Arm Incline Push-Up

Stand facing the back of a bench and assume a push-up position with your feet shoulder-width apart and your right hand resting on the bench’s back. (Your body should form a straight line from head to ankles.) Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the bench. Pause, and push yourself back up. Now repeat using your left arm. Next, do two reps with your right arm and two with your left. Keep adding reps until you can’t do the same number on both sides. Too easy? Try it with your feet together.

The Green Beast Smoothie

Vegetable-free weekend? This shake will get you back in the game. This will make your post-workout work harder with 958 kj, 12g protein, 32 g carbs and 8 g fat- here’s what you should do:

Homemade Green Smoothie

Blend till smooth:

2 cups baby spinach

15 green grapes

1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt

1/2 lightly sweetened bottled green tea

1/4 avocado

the juice of 1/2 lime

Now for the workout in your mouth… everyone wants fresh breath that’s all day. Listerine’s new Green Tea…….

Did you know?

Cavities are the number ONE oral care disease worldwide! Shocker…

So why not invest in a little extra cavity prevention, which combines the use of nature and science. In case you need a little more convincing? Used twice daily, it is proven to strengthen tooth enamel even in hard to reach places to help prevent cavities.

Furthermore, it also reduces and prevents plaque, a major cause of gum disease whilst freshening the breath with natural green tea taste. This mouthwash is completely alcohol free making it appealing to all people who care about oral health.

What does it contain?

Listerine Green Tea mouthwash has fluoride which is effective for enamel protection. What exactly does this mean?

  • Strengthens tooth enamel even in hard-to-reach places
  • Reduces and prevents plaque, a major cause of gum disease
  • Freshens breath with natural Green Tea taste

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