It's getting warmer and warmer and there's more and more daylight each day.
That means there's more motivation and time to exercise!
Who better to learn what to do from than Richard Simmons!
He will be on an upcoming episode of The Doctors where he will share 13 secrets to getting thin by this summer.
Here are just a few of the secrets he'll reveal on the show:
Gym membership not in the budget? Exercise at home using items you already have, including:
- Tights (stockings) – Work shoulders, biceps and upper back by using tights just like resistance bands.
- Paper Plate Push Ups – The increased resistance from a paper plate can amp up any workout. Put plates under your hands and do a push-up; slide hands closer together and do another push-up; repeat. Or, place plates under feet and do “mountain climbers” to work triceps and chest muscles.
Fake a butter allergy! Even the healthiest veggies can be sabotaged by too much butter. If you’re dining out and worried the chef may not honor your request to remove butter, tell the server you have an allergy and save yourself from unnecessary saturated fats.
Text a buddy! Instead of keeping a food diary, try the "text accountability system" and text a friend what you eat each day. A friend may be able to better help maintain perspective on your diet.
Ditch the mundane treadmill workouts. Challenge yourself with a water resistance course – Co-host Dr. Jim Sears shows viewers how an H20 boot camp can burn up to 600 calories/hour without the joint pain some experience in a regular workout.
So follow those tips and you'll have a decent head start on your fitness, then watch The Doctors on May 25th to hear the rest of Richard's secrets and get even thinner!
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