Denise Austin is out with a new book, and she joins us today to share a twelve easy ways to stay in shape.
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Audra Lowe: All right let’s get right to it. We’ve got 12 easy ways to stay in shape for you. Here is celebrity fitness trainer Denise Austin and Better’s Andrea Metcaf. They’ve got the tips to help put you on track. Andrea Metcaf: I'm in the gym with Denise Austin. You know her. Her new book’s out and it’s Denise’s daily dozen. You tell me it’s twice the work and half the time? Denise Austin: Yes, in 12 minutes everyday you're going to do 12 easy exercises. There is really also getting toned up your muscles and everyday of the week, we‘re working a different body spot. So by the end of the week, you hit it all. 640 muscles form head to toe. Andrea Metcaf: Let’s get that cardio we already talked about. Denise Austin: Okay, let’s begin. Andrea Metcaf: Okay I'm outing the book down. Denise Austin: The first thing I like everyone to do is do a good punch because this is working the leg and arm and the waistline. Now, get down there. Come on Andrea. Andrea Metcaf: Okay. So, we’re working two areas in the body right now. Plus, we’re getting our heart rate up to burn some fat, burn some calories. Give us the next move. Denise Austin: Okay. I love the legs and working the abs at the same time. I do a pull-down. You pull down, that’s it. Your back is strong, your tummy is tight, and you’re pulling your knees in so it’s great for those legs and butt. So it’s really working the whole body. Andrea Metcaf: And we’ll get a little more intensity going. What’s the next big move? Denise Austin: I love the power move and that is a little harder and a jumpstart to really your metabolism get’s revved up this way and you blast some fat. And that’s what all is about. Andrea Metcaf: I like it. Good power lunge. Denise Austin: And then we do it on Saturdays and Sundays, I do a yoga on the 12 minutes and I love this stretch. Flexibility is so important. It’s equal to that of cardio and strength as lone as you'll do some form of fitness, you need to include all three. And that’s what the book has, straight, cardio as well as stretching. So let’s do a little stretch. Stretch those quads out, that’s it. You can lift it higher if you want. Take it down to a yoga pose, whatever you can do to. Do the best that you can and take deep cleansing breaths, inhale and exhale. Andrea Metcaf: Yeah, we do love it. You know what? I think you're right, it’s about your heart which is the cardio, your muscles which are the strength and protecting those joints with the flexibility training. So I like the components. Then we talked a little bit about food. Tell me about the book. You said there are 12 power foods. Denise Austin: 12 power foods in the book, Denise’s Daily Dozen so there are 12 of them. They include three fruits everyday, three veggies everyday, tow healthy grains, then we’ve got the rally lean proteins and one healthy fat. And all together, I put a plan together for three weeks of an eating program so you know exactly I tell you what you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even some healthy snacks. So it’s a great overall program to lose weight up to 12 pounds in the two weeks if you stick with it. You can do it. Andrea Metcaf: You know if you stick with it, that’s really the key. So don’t forget we gave you some great cardio moves that you can do at home. Don’t forget your stretching and pick up Denise’s Daily Dozen. It’s going to make your life a little better. Audra Lowe: And Denise’s ne book is available now. If you want to get other great workout ideas from Andrea, just log on to our website Bettertv.com and click on the links tab.