Courtesy Harley Pasternak(NEW YORK) — Harley Pasternak has trained countless celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Halle Berry and Katy Perry. Now, the celebrity trainer and nutritionist is bringing his workout to ABC’s Good Morning America viewers on “Workout Wednesday.”
Pasternak, a Fitbit Ambassador, will lead a one-hour workout Wednesday that will be live-streamed on ABCNews.com/live. The workout, which Pasternak has named “The Scary 7” in honor of Halloween, incorporates all elements of Pasternak’s signature training philosophy for a full-body workout.
Tune into Good Morning America and GoodMorningAmerica.com on Wednesday starting at 8 a.m. ET to join the workout. In the meantime, here are Pasternak’s tips to maximize your workout burn:
- Walk at least 10,000 steps a day to maintain overall health and wellness.
- Get at least seven hours of sleep a night.
- Eat three meals and two snacks with protein and fiber.
- Do at least 5 minutes of resistance training a day.
- Unplug for at least an hour a day.
Some additional tips from Pasternak include:
- Don’t be afraid to get a little less efficient with your day. Park farther away from the entrance to the grocery store. Take your dog around the block rather than just letting her out in the backyard. Take your groceries inside in three trips instead of one. This will help you achieve 10,000 steps.
- Don’t count calories. Instead, focus on having protein and fiber at every meal. I’m talking leafy greens, apples, healthy fats. Enjoy eating five times a day — three meals and two snacks.
- Don’t cut back on sleep. Skimping on sleep causes numerous problems. In the short term it impacts your alertness and energy levels, and can even result in weight gain. Longer term, it weakens your immune system, increases anxiety, and increases risk of high blood pressure. To make sure you’re sleeping longer and better, limit caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and computer screen time four hours before bedtime.
- Do five minutes of resistance training daily. Research shows short, intense workouts can be more effective than longer workouts, and variation is as essential as intensity for the most efficient workout. Pick one exercise per day — a different body part each day of the week — and get fit gym-free.
- Give yourself two guilt-free meals each week where you can splurge a little. Feeling deprived has sabotaged many a diet, and there’s nothing worse than forbidding yourself to eat that slice of birthday cake, and then feeling guilty when you eventually cave in and have a portion!
Fitbit is the sponsor of “Workout Wednesday” on Good Morning America.
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