Get Your Food-ercize On!

Did you know you can shed those holiday pounds using the same goodies from your feast? That’s right, grab a can of yams and a sack of potatoes, because it’s time to food-ercize!

Potato Arm Lifts
Tone your arms by putting your potato sacks to work! “When you’re lifting this potato sack with both arms, the key is to make sure you’re always keeping a bend in your elbow.” Tamar says. “Use the potatoes like a kettlebell! After doing a couple reps, trust me, your arms will be on fire.”

Ham Twists
Good news, ladies: pork can help you trim calories off your midsection! “With this move, make sure you’re only moving your upper torso and not the  rest of your body,” Loni instructs. “Use your ham like a medicine ball. This is an excellent exercise to get a burn in your midsection, especially your obliques!

Yam Dips
This move will keep your legs toned and ready for your favorite holiday dress. All you need are two big cans of yams. “When you go into the dip, you want to make sure your knees don’t go over your toes,” Adrienne points out. “They should actually be aligned. Just use those cans like dumbbells! Not only does this help your legs, it also helps with lifting your butt!”

This is a great way to stay fit while facing all that holiday food. If you don’t have these items in your ktichen, don’t worry. Feel free to substitute other dinner table favorites in your workout. For example, ham twists are just as effective with a turkey, and a 14-oz. can of soup gives the same results as yam dips.


More In Health

Health Wednesday, April 21

#ad Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Pfizer's Chief Patient Officer, Answers…

Sponsored by: Pfizer. Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Pfizer’s chief patient officer, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccination, including acknowledging the mistrust Black and brown people feel in regards to science and the government, how the vaccine actually works, and whether people of color were included when testing the vaccine.

Health Tuesday, April 20

My House, My Rules: Should This Mom Force Her 19-Year-Old Son to Get the…

What would you do if your 19-year-old-son, who still lives at home, refused to get vaccinated? One mother is feeling the pressure and says her stubborn son has bought into conspiracy theories about the vaccines and as a result she’s debating kicking him out. Fair or foul? Plus, how do you handle times when you don’t exactly get what you pay for?