Want to know the "trick" to loving exercise?
"Find something that you enjoy to do," said Ashley Geiser, an instructor of the "Drop 10 in 10" program held at Evangelical Community Health Education. "It shouldn't be, 'Ugh, I have to go exercise.' "
A smart exercise program includes both cardio and strength training. Cardo exercises burn calories while strength training builds muscle.
Muscles help the body burn calories longer.
Geiser, who also teaches fitness classes at a local college, showed our group several easy exercises that required only a stretchy band. They weren't complicated and didn't involve an expensive gym membership.
Nevertheless, doing them can lead to good things.
"The goal here is to get started, get moving," Geiser said. "If you work at it, you'll see definition."
She urged the group to stick with it.
"Baby steps are key when we're talking about weight loss. This is a lifestyle change. You have to make it part of your routine. You have to be determined to do it," Geiser added.