Exercise for The 17 Day Diet
Dr. Mike Moreno believes that
diet and exercise always goes hand in hand. That exercise is
part of the whole system which makes losing weight achievable
The 17 Day Diet comes
with 17-minute workouts or “mini moves” that are actually
cardiovascular workouts which can be done anywhere and anytime.
The workouts focus on the core strength of a person, which is
very important in that it is what prevents one from suffering
from injuries, back pains, and gives one good posture.
The pace and the intensity for
the workouts would be up to the person and the targeted muscles
are the abs, the obliques, the leg, and the arm muscles. The
obliques or oblique muscles are the largest part of the
abdominal muscles which, while crossing diagonally, runs down
the body from the bottom of the rib cage to the pelvis area. It
is called the core strength muscles because it is the oblique
muscle which enables a person to stretch, bend, as well as
support the lower back. A well-toned oblique muscle results in a
strong back, which in turn results to an improved posture. An
improved posture results to a slimmer waist.
One of the mini moves is called
the standing crunches. This is done by holding the arms out
front, bended at the elbows and hands touching each other. Lift
the knees alternately, touching the hands if possible. As a
variation, one can twist side to side while lifting the knees
Another 17-minute exercise is
more like a dance step. Stretch the hands up, with the feet
together, move the feet side to side, while twisting the waist,
and the arms at the same time.
Any form of exercise that one
could squeeze into a busy schedule is acceptable. There are
those who prefer to go cycling, or just plain walking. The main
idea is that, as Dr. Mike said, exercise is a critical part of
the whole thing.
Last modified on:
February 13, 2012