If You Have Time to Do Just One Exercise, Do This

Newsmax Health—October 16, 2014

We all know we should exercise every day. And we also know that’s easier said than done. Finding the time is difficult for many of us.
But when it comes to exercise, something is better than nothing. Newsmax Health asked five of the nation’s top fitness experts for the one exercise they do when they are pressed for time.
The Expert: Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine doctor at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery and author of "The Exercise Cure: A Doctor's All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription For Better Health & Longer Life."
If you have time to do just one exercise… Do burpees.
"Burpees are great because they are cardio, they’re strength, and they target every muscle at once," says Dr. Metzl. "Start standing, then drop into a bent-legged crouched position and place your hands onto the floor, jump your legs back until you’re in a plank position with arms extended. Then jump your legs back to between your hands and then stand up again."
Tips: Do three sets of 10 burpees; work up to four sets..

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