Cory Adams, Gardner’s resident fitness guru.  Make sure you read about keeping the fat off during the holidays here.

1.  Daily Exercise
That’s right folks….good Ol’ exercise.  Sitting around in your PJ’s may sound fun and be the easy thing to do.  But not if you want to keep all the various bugs going around from making you sick.  Doing some form of exercise daily like a boot camp or hitting the gym is going to be one of the best things you can do.  Try to find something you like and also try working out 45 min to an hour.   Also make sure to do a mixture of strength training and cardio to get best results.  And change up your workout frequently.
2.  Healthy Eating
Fruits and vegetables are so important but many people do not get this message. Two  or three servings of fruit and vegetables would benefit the body and prevent disease. Choosing to eat whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice and whole wheat will allow fiber to keep the bowels moving. Fat-free dairy products such as milks, cheeses, and yogurts provide a healthy supply of calcium. Poultry without skin, fish, and lean red meats provide a good source of vitamins, iron and protein.
3.  Sleep
The last one is pretty self explanatory.  If your eating right and exercising daily then sleep should come pretty easy.  Most people need an average or 7-8 hours of sleep.  Also the right amount of sleep will help you with your exercises on a daily basis.  If you are not getting 7-8 hours of sleep then try changing up your schedule some and see if you can go to be at least 30 min earlier then you typically do and see how much better you start feeling.
If you have any questions or need help with picking a fitness routine to choose for you please feel free to contact me or go to the Legacy Fitness website www.legacyft.com

Cory Adams is a local resident of Gardner Kansas and a Christian personal trainer.  Cory is a personal trainer and runs a boot camp at the New Life Community Church off Moonlight Road. Email Cory at [email protected]

The Gardner News is not responsible for the advice of our community contributors. Please consult a Dr. beforestarting any fitness regiment.