Are you ready to make 2017 the year you get fit and healthy?
(SINCLAIR CARES) - Sinclair Cares report, Michelle Marsh, has five exercises from fitness experts to help you get fit.
First up, arms.
“Now it's time to do a biceps curl"
Bicep curls can be done using hand weights or a resistance band.
"Bring the tubing up to 90 degrees and go ahead and lower nice and slow"
Aim for 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps.
To tone your legs, try wall squats.
"imagine there's a chair underneath you"
Hold the pose for 10 to 60 seconds, depending on your fitness level, and repeat twice.
"quads are parallel to the ground, 90 degree angle, nice and relaxed and just breathe"
Next up, balance pose.
"Lifting the right leg off the ground tilt as far forward as you can, maybe 45 degrees and straight back to starting position"
Do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps for each leg.
Follow that up with planks, to target your core.
"it's simply straightening your arms, weight of body, i like to push pads of fingers into the mat."
Hold the pose for 10 to 60 seconds, rest and repeat twice.
Finish up the workout with V-sits.
"knees bent, flex feet, lift toes, extend arms out, roll shoulders back chest lifted"
Hold this pose for 30 seconds...then extend your arms 10 times on each side. Rest and repeat that twice.
By following these five moves, and watching what you eat, Dr. Peeke says you'll be off to a great start this year.
"It's important to understand that everyone can do this but what it takes is focus, concentration, determination and it takes passion"
For Sinclair Cares, I'm Michelle Marsh reporting.
Dr. Peeke said "power is the new thin" and just because someone is thin, does not mean he or she is healthy.
Instead, she advises that people should focus on building lean muscle with exercise and eating a healthy diet.