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Super Bowl Is a Good Time to Start an Exercise Routine

02/05/05

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By Faye Hoffman

Super Bowl Sunday is like another holiday season in terms of high-calorie snack consumption.

If you didn’t start an exercise routine after New Year’s Day, maybe now there’s even more reason to do it.

And maybe there is an easier way to do it, too.

It’s called the “Couch Potato’s Halftime Workout.”

Maybe it’s not a really strenuous one, but think about it. With all those extra calories you’ll be consuming Sunday, you have to do something, right?

Jan Yingst, owner of Primary Therapy Source in Twin Falls, says, “Some of the suggestion…there are some simple stretches to get the kinks out and work our cardiovascular system a little bit.”

Yingst also says you can start with the easy stuff, and work your way up to more vigorous exercise.

He says, “You can start getting some flexibility, and you can add components of walking around the block and resistance training.”

It may be tough to pull yourself away from the TV during all those clever commercials, but you probably don’t want to have to cheerlead for 21 minutes just to work off a handful of nuts.

For more information on the “Couch Potato Workout,” visit the American Physical Therapy Association’s website.

Of course, it’s always recommended that you check with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine.