Dr Oz: Body Weight Exercise To Target Tummy Fat
If you’ve set a fitness goal in 2016, Dr Oz wanted to help take care of some of our trouble spots. If you struggle with stubborn belly fat, fitness trainer Tracy Anderson said to forget about the crunches and try some new moves instead. Lie down on your back then prop yourself up on your elbows with your knees bent. Place your hands on your lower back while you gently lift your hips toward the ceiling before bringing them back down to the floor and rolling over onto your side, lining up your hips. Then roll your leg over kicking it out forward before bringing it back and rolling back into the start position. Think “lift, drop, roll, extend the leg.”
Once you can easily do ten of those, you can graduate to the next step which is to start in the same position and then prop your body up on one hand and both feet, while you extend your other hand into the air. Then drop down and roll over again. It’s an exercise that works your entire body.
Do you have a go-to bodyweight exercise to help you burn fat? I think mine will always be the old school burpee!
Dr Oz: Finding A Good Supplement
Next, Dr Oz wanted to help his viewers figure out the truth about their supplements. He welcomed Dr Lyle MacWilliam who explained that he realized people had no idea how to figure out what a good quality supplement is and what’s good for them.
First, they looked at reasons you may need to take a supplement. It could be because of poor diet or because you’re overcooking foods and destroying nutrients. There’s also aging. So what questions did Dr Oz’s viewers have for Dr MacWilliam?
Dr Oz: How Many Supplements Are Too Many?
One woman wondered how many supplements were too many to be taking each day and Dr MacWilliam shared that he actually takes about 14 a day, and there’s really no set answer, because it depends on the person. Dr MacWilliam said it’s more about knowing what to look for. If you have too much vitamin A, it can cause birth defects in pregnant women. Too much iron can also be problematic, so if you’re taking an iron supplement with a vitamin C supplement that enhances the absorption of iron, you could have a problem.
Dr Oz: How To Find A Quality Supplement
Dr MacWilliam was able to develop an analysis model to determine which supplements were good ones to take. He found a lot of good companies and a lot of mediocre companies. If you look at his Nutritional Supplements guide, they’re all ranked on a scale of 1-5 stars, sort-of like a hotel. Any supplement that was given a five-star rating was asking to demonstrate that they were manufacturing to pharmaceutical standards, and then take the product off the shelf and have an independent lab assess the product and see if what is on the label, is actually in the product.
One of the companies that Dr MacWilliam really likes is Usana, which is registered with the FDA and actually partners with The Dr Oz Show. Usana has always scored in the top five products and they’ve shown that their practices are at pharmaceutical standards. Dr MacWilliam really liked that it was a company that runs with science rather than the market.
Dr Oz: What Makes Your Knuckles Pop
Before the end of his show, Dr Oz welcomed a man named Nick who cracks his knuckles all the time, which completely grosses out his wife. To see what’s happening on the inside when someone cracks their knuckles Dr Oz showed an MRI of a man doing just that. The imaging showed that the sound was actually caused by a cavity opening up and creating a small bubble of air between the knuckles.