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Healthy Living: It’s a New Year!


It’s a New Year!  I know what you’re thinking… The holidays are over; what will the scale read!  DON’T PANICK! We are all there with you and I have a solution that will help you to return to “pre-holiday” weight.  All that hard work we’ve done the past year to preserve won’t be lossed and you will have a ‘healthy living’ lifestyle!

As far as your exercise routine goes, I know it’s tough, but think of it this way—the New Year is here and you can have a fresh start on achieving this years resolution.  One that will blow last year’s out of the water I’m sure… and you’ll need to get conditioned for your new regimen. Even a simple exercise routine to help you maintain your current stamina level is a good thing.

Make it a point to take 10-15 minutes before your shower everyday to do some simple core exercises such as crunches, some lower body exercises such as squats or lunges, and some upper body exercises like pushups or pull-ups. These simple exercises don’t require any exercise equipment and, as such, are easy to squeeze into even the busiest schedule. Work them into the evenings or first thing in the morning! Below is a list of ‘Fat Buster’ exercises that you can use to make a more effective use of your time if you aren’t good at compiling exercise routines:

Guys –

Pushups:  6 sets of 10 – start with 10 Wide grip pushups, then 10 with your hands shoulder width apart, then 10 with your hands close together. Repeat these sets a second time to get the full 60 reps and try to take as little time in between each exercise as possible.

Core : 50 Crunches – while this might not be a major set of core, it will at least help you maintain your current core strength. You can modify this section to best fit your workout needs if you have other core exercises that work better for you.

Legs: 25 Squats followed by 25 lunges.  Again, try to do these all back to back and if you need a break; take only as much as you need. 

Gals –

Pushups:  3 sets of 10 – start with 10 Wide grip pushups, then 10 with your hands shoulder width apart, then 10 with your hands close together. Remember gals, these exercises are  designed to help shape your upper body and while that’s not a concern for most women, this will help to burn unwanted fat and get your heart rate up. You can do these sets with your knees on the ground in the half pushup position.

Core : 50 Crunches – while this might not be a major set of core, it will at least help you maintain your current core strength, you can modify this section to best fit your workout needs if you have other core exercises that work better for you.

Legs: 25 Squats followed by 25 lunges. Again, try to do these all back to back and if you need a break; take only as much as you need.

As I mentioned before, this quick exercise set is designed to help you get your heart rate up and help your body maintain and possibly build strength.  If this routine looks incredibly difficult, take your time and do what you can.  Remember to aid this workout program by avoiding bad eating habits.  If you want to snack, pick the fruits, veggies, and proteins!

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