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Basic exerercize info from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen(You:On a Diet)

Friday, October 04, 2013

You don't need balls, mats and elastic bands to get a great workout. Dr. Oz says there are only four exercises that you'll ever need to know--and none require fancy machinery!

1)First, Dr. Oz suggests that people walk emoticon for at least 30 minutes each and every day. "Walking is the foundation for all other exercises because it increases your stamina and prepares your body for strength training," he says. You should strive to walk 10,000 steps a day. emoticon

2)The second step is to build muscle by lifting weights for 30 minutes a week emoticon . You can lift a dumbbell emoticon, a gallon emoticon of milk or your toddler emoticon ...just start lifting!

3)Now that you're on the right track, Dr. Oz says you have to work up a sweat for about an hour emoticon a week. "The number one predictor of how long you're going to live is how well you can exercise your heart," he says. "If you can push yourself to sweat for an hour a week, that's great. You can break it down into three little segments of 20 minutes emoticon emoticon emoticoneach."

4)Finally, you have to stretch emoticon so that you don't get hurt. Dr. Oz likes to do yoga emoticon , but he says you can get the same benefits from stretches you learned in high school gym class.

5)There's one secret fat-burner that you can do anywhere--fidgeting! emoticon Most of the one million calories you consume every year are burned without you ever thinking about it. Only 15 to 30 percent of calories are burned through intentional physical activity, so minor additions like being fidgety helps keep off the pounds!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BEHEALTHY2014 10/6/2013 9:14PM

    Thanks for sharing,

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 10/5/2013 11:56PM

    Thanks for these great tips!

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MAYBER 10/5/2013 9:52PM

    I like to emoticon and emoticon

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FROSTY99 10/5/2013 8:01PM

    Thanks for sharing-I aim for my 10,000 steps a day and get my sweat equity in daily.

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ARTJAC 10/5/2013 3:18AM


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2HAMSDIET 10/4/2013 11:41PM

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NANCYPAT1 10/4/2013 9:24PM

    Thanks for sharing this - all make good sense.

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CRAFTSFAN1 10/4/2013 7:47PM

    Thanks, I saved the address in my planner. emoticon

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DS9KIE 10/4/2013 3:48PM

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NACHTSKAI 10/4/2013 12:57PM

    Great ideas for us older folks emoticon

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PYNETREE 10/4/2013 12:50PM

    emoticon These Dr.'s always have the best, most commonsense approach to healthy habits.
I Love their books. Most everything is normal, easy to understand, stuff you've heard all your life. And something everyone can do.


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KACEYSW 10/4/2013 12:49PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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