Getting fit and eating healthy this spring

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — After a cold, ugly winter, spring sunshine is finally pushing many people off the couch. Personal trainers say the approach is the same whether you’re starting a fitness routine for the first time or picking up where you left off in the fall.

Josef Brandenburg, a personal trainer, says it’s best to start small. He says working out three days a week consistently, will get you so much farther than doing spurts of six days a week. Experts say you should start with basics like pushups and squats.

Healthier eating should also be a part of a new fitness routine. And the warmer weather will bring some new options. Rebecca Scritchfield, a registered dietitian, says “if it’s a fresh fruit or vegetable, add it in the basket.” Herbs and spices will help you flavor food without adding salt and fat. And when you make your own food it’s likely to be healthier.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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