Better Than Nothing Kitchen Workout
Keisha's having trouble fitting exercise and healthy eating into her busy schedule, so Rachael enlists her buddy Jeremy Shore to show them both how to get a "Better Than Nothing Kitchen Workout." Who would've thought waiting for the water to boil or the oven to heat up would be a great time to burn a few extra calories?
Dish Towel Stretch (increases the range of motion in the shoulders)
Take a dish towel in one hand and throw it over your shoulder.
Reach behind your back with the opposite hand and grab the towel from the bottom.
Inch your hands toward one another, then gently pull the towel in opposite directions.
- Hold for 30 seconds, then switch and do the other side.
Melon Rotations (strengthen the core muscles responsible for supporting and stabilizing the spine)
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead.
Holding a melon with both hands, extend your arms straight out in front of you. Put your shoulders back, and pull your belly button in like you are putting on a pair of tight jeans.
Keeping your lower body stationary, slowly rotate your upper body from side to side, increasing your speed as you feel more comfortable with the exercise.
Do this 12-15 times each side or for about 30 seconds.
Melon Extensions (strengthen the shoulders, core, and legs)
Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead.
Get into a squatting position by bending your knees and sticking your butt out and back like you are getting ready to sit in a chair. Keep your chest up and your eyes looking straight ahead with your belly button pulled in.
With straight arms, let the melon hang between your knees. Squeeze your butt and stand up extending the melon straight up over your head.
Lower yourself and the melon back to your squatting position and repeat 12-15 times or for about 30 seconds.
And don't forget to breathe -- which is a great tip in your every day life too!
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