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winter 2012

Botsford HealthSource Magazine


Basic Training: Build Your Own Boot Camp Workout

Ron Kuzdak, D.O.
Dr. Kuzdak is a strong
proponent of the health
benefits gained from
regular exercise.

Does cold weather have you camping out on the couch? It’s time to join the ranks of the physically active. Studies show everyone from obese children to frail older adults can benefit from home-based exercise programs. “Exercising on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your health,” explains Ron Kuzdak, D.O., a family practice physician at Botsford. “The key is to find what type of exercise works best for you. Some people do well exercising on their own, while others need the accountability of a class or group setting.”  This season, stay in shape with your own at-home boot camp workout. The secret to this tone-up is mixing calorie-burning cardio intervals with moves that build strength using the weight of your own body.  Here’s how:

As with any fitness routine, check with your doctor before beginning if you are 35 or older, are obese, have heart disease or another chronic health condition, or have had recent surgery.