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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bake up a better body before you bake...

Photo by Food Network

I know it may sound funny, but if you are a marathon baker like myself, you will be spending hours on your feet and be using muscles you may not use on a daily basis.

I have given it some thought and as a baker and individual who incorporates exercise into everyday life, here are 3 exercises and a stretch that would be perfect for before a baking marathon...all done right in the kitchen!

Calf raises - with hands on the counter - get on tip toes and raise your heals up and down. Try 3 sets of 10.

Squats - Hold onto counter, stand with feet shoulder width apart, squat down towards the floor, making sure you are pushing your butt back as if sitting in a chair. You do not want your knees extending over your feet. Try 2 sets of 10.

Counter push ups - Place hands on the edge of the counter, just slightly wider than shoulder width. Bend elbows and move towards the counter and then away. Try 3 sets of 10...keeping back straight.

Counter Lat stretch - Hold onto the edge of the counter with both hands, gripping the counter. Lean away from counter while holding on. Do 3 times and hold for 30 seconds each time.

Now, you are loosened up and ready to bake!

Photo by Food Network

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