HealthWatch: Keeping those holiday pounds off


Published 12/04 2013 03:29PM

Updated 12/04 2013 03:32PM

GREEN BAY, (WFRV) - Trainers say it's not bad to indulge in holiday treats, you just need to balance the extra calories with exercise.

If you're too busy to hit the gym, here's a simple workout plan that you can fit into your holiday schedule.

Personal trainer Paula Delsart at the Aurora Baycare Sports Medicine Center says you can start with a little cardio, like walking or running the stairs a couple times a day, or a minute of jumping jacks.

"You're going to feel the heart rate increase pretty quickly on that," Paula says.

For  upper body try  some pushups.  Paula says you can make it a little easier it can be done using a chair.

"It works your chest muscles your back muscles biceps triceps there too."

Tricep dips are also good for flabby arms.

"Its also going to help your posture too," she says.

For your legs, squats.

"They help with your glut strength hamstring strength and also your quads," Paula says.

So do walking lunges.

"This is just an exercise you can do around your living room," Paula says. "Even taking walking lunges to the bathroom to the laundry room."

Planks for your core, again a chair can make it a little easier.  You can also try the v-sit in any chair.

"That really helps to pull those abdominal muscles in nice and tight."

Paula says doing a few reps of these exercises a few times a day can make a big difference.

"Some of these exercises are as easy to do during a commercial break."

Its recommended you get 30 minutes of physical activity a day, and you don't have to do it all at once.  You can break it up into or ten minute intervals throughout your day.

To learn can call Aurora Baycare or email

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