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Frank Mikulka's Weekly Fitness Tip - 03/29/2005


I’m trying to find out what type of exercise will help rid me of the “bra bulge” as well as lose the belly fat, hoping to re-find my waist. I spend many hours a day behind a computer and really need to get rid of the unsightly bulges! (Debbie, Massapequa)

You provided all the necessary information to answer your own question: Not enough movement! If you don’t get active, like a vacant room, fat looks to move in. Now to help you start an exercise program:

  • Cardio to burn fat. 4 to 5 days 30-45 minutes
  • Total Body resistance training program (progressive) 3 days per week. Focus on big muscle groups - chest/back/legs- and compound exercises
  • Change your diet to include nutritionally sound choices: lean protein – chicken, fish, beans; complex carbs – vegetables, fruits and whole grains; stay away from refined sugars; drink plenty of water to increase metabolism
After awhile with some discipline and focus, you will have a new body. If you want to change, then changes have to be made. Let us know how you fare.

Listen to Frank Mikulka’s Weekly Fitness Tips every week on Debbie Mandel’s Turn On Your Inner Light Show every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 7:30 pm on WGBB 1240AM. Also available on