Shape up with exercise
To sculpt your shape, you need exercise! If you carry your weight in your upper body, exercise to
reduce your stress and keep your weight off. Your waistline will thank you. And since this type of
shape is more prone to weight-related health risks, you’ll be doing your overall health a favor, too.
If you carry your weight in your lower body, include a workout with both weight-training and
sustained cardio exercises, such as walking and running, to burn extra calories and fat.
HERE’S HOW TO GET GOING:
WORKOUT SUCCESS STEPS
READY, SET, GO!
- Speak with your healthcare provider
to ensure that the workout you’re
considering is suitable for your needs.
- Burn more calories and fat with
longer, low-intensity aerobic sessions.
- Do intervals (alternating your
workout’s intensity) if you’re exercising
longer than 60 minutes.
- Commit to exercising a minimum of
four times a week for at least 30
minutes per session.
With exercise, it’s wise to work your
way up to a more strenuous exercise
ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TODAY
- IF YOU’RE A BEGINNER, START WITH:
More effective than you may realize.
You’ll know you’ve worked out!
- FOR A MORE ADVANCED WORKOUT,
- ABDOMINAL EXERCISES
Crunch that waist into shape!
The ideal upper-body workout.
Lose that lower body spread.
- TO TAKE IT UP A NOTCH, ATHLETES
WILL OFTEN ADD IN:
Perfect for muscle strengthening.
Commit to getting in shape today.
You’ll build lean muscle mass, burn
calories and feel great!
Exercise can contribute to heart
health, even after a heat attack.
Doctors often prescribe exercise such
as walking, swimming and rowing
after a heart attack to strengthen the
– American Academy of Family Physicians