5 Exercises to Work Your Whole Body in Only 15 Minutes
Sports physiologist Mike Bracko, a spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine, prescribes these "exercise vitamins."
By Elisabeth Svoboda
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the May 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
An alternative to sit-ups, this exercise strengthens the muscles that support your spine while giving you rock-hard abs. Lie on your stomach with your elbows on the floor in front of you, then slowly rise up onto your toes and straighten your body like a plank. Hold for 10 to 20 counts, then lower yourself back down.
Daily dose: One or two sets of 10.