The Heart Strength Plan: Saturday | Reader's Digest

The Heart Strength Plan: Saturday

A return to the muscles exercised on Wednesday, but with interesting variations.

  from 30 Minutes a Day to a Healthy Heart

Lie on your left side with your knees bent. Bend your left arm so your forearm is extended in front of you perpendicular to your body, then lift your torso off the floor. Your upper body should form a straight line from your hips to your shoulders.


Place your right hand on your hip and hold for 5 to 15 seconds. Return to the starting position, then repeat on other side. Work up to holding on each side for 30 to 60 seconds. Perform just one rep per set.

Sunday: Rest Day!

Kick back and give yourself a pat on the back.