The Doctors and Richard Simmons

May 26, 2012
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The Doctors have been focused on exercise this month and I thought I’d share this video clip as a reminder to all doctors to have those conversations about weight and exercise with your patients.  I, too, also hope it helps inspire a few readers to get up and exercise. 

I don’t watch The Doctors (too busy working), but I do love Richard Simmons and think I’ll go for a walk now!!!

The Doctors have been focused on exercise this month and I thought I’d share this video clip as a reminder to all doctors to have those conversations about weight and exercise with your patients.  I, too, also hope it helps inspire a few readers to get up and exercise. 

I don’t watch The Doctors (too busy working), but I do love Richard Simmons and think I’ll go for a walk now!!!

A few of the 13 secrets being revealed on the show are:

  •  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.
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