Is The New Year Working Out For You?

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WOWT 6 News asked about your new year's resolutions for 2014 and 33 percent weighed in online saying they want to drop some pounds.

Fifteen percent want to save money and six percent want to kick the smoking habit. The majority have given up on resolutions with 38 percent saying they have no specific goal for 2014.

If losing weight tops your resolution list here's some advice. “I think the biggest thing is somebody that's consistent,” said Prairie Life Fitness Center trainer Kristin Majerus. “I think it's important to realize you're going to have bad days, bad weeks with your fitness, but as long as you're consistent, as long as you jump back on the wagon, you'll be successful."

"If you don't like doing it then you're not going to come in and do it. Secondly, I think it's important that you find some kind of accountability partner, somebody who will get you here and not only get you here, but once you're here, make you work harder, too.”

If you're just getting back into the swing of lifting weights, there may be tamer options to consider. "I would never recommend just starting with kettle bells or dumb bells. Those type of people want to start on some sort of machine where it's a little more guided, a little safer."

Majerus says machines are controlled, which is a better way of easing back into weightlifting, but kettle bells are an entire body exercise and using them wrong can lead to some serious injuries.

You could also opt for one more glass of water or park farther away at the grocery store.


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