Denise Austin, 65, Shares '3 Easy' Cardio Moves for Burning Fat – Prevention Magazine
Get your cardio in with these fun, effective workouts.
Ask and you shall receive: Denise Austin, 65, just shared another easy and effective workout video to Instagram. She recently posted three easy moves for women over 50 focused on strength training with hand weights. This time, the fitness icon is honing in on cardio and offering up “three, easy fat-burning moves” to help keep you moving and elevate your heart rate at any age. And she is looking so strong while doing it!
“If you’re looking for ways to burn fat fast, give these three fat-burning moves a try!!!,” Austin captioned her post. “They’ll get your heart rate up, they’re easy to incorporate into any routine and the best part is [you] don’t need any equipment or much space to do them!! You got this!!!”
Below, we’re breaking down each of Austin’s three, fun, and fast-paced cardio moves so you can join in on all the heart-pumping benefits.
The first move Austin demonstrates is called the “Tik Tok.” To perform this bouncy movement, “you lift your legs and your arms,” with a bit of pep in your step. In the video, Austin elevates one arm (keeping the other on her hip) while lifting the opposite leg out to the side, with a slight hop on her grounded leg. As she brings her arm back down to her hip and her leg to the floor, she repeats on the other side without pause. “Stretch and tone,” Austin exclaims while performing this movement. “You got it!”
This second movement is her “favorite,” Austin explains. To perform the punches, you’ll need to “reach out, get low,” and “use your leg muscles.” Like the other two movements, this one is quick and repetitive. Austin begins her demonstration by stepping one leg out to the side, coming into a wide, side-lunge stance while quickly punching the same arm out, extending past the front (bent) leg. Then, she steps back to center to repeat on the other side in one, swift motion.
The final movement “works your legs and your booty,” Austin explains. “And, keeps your heart rate up!” To perform the tap-behind, Austin begins by standing, facing forward. She then slightly shifts her upper body toward one side while extending her back leg behind her and extending both arms to the back as well. She continues the movement by quickly returning to center and alternating between each side.
Fans loved her fun, informative video, too. “I just love you Denise. I love your smile and positivity. You brighten my day and get me to move. 🙌👏❤️You are awesome,” wrote one fan. “All of your exercises have always remained tried & true throughout the years. Thank you Denise 😊 💓,” another added.
We love that Austin offered up her version of a fun, interesting cardio workout to help everyone stay active and healthy. After all, cardio workouts (like Austin’s) are “so important for overall health but also for goals like building strength and losing weight,” Kym Nolden, C.P.T., precision nutrition coach, and F.R.C. certified mobility specialist, previously told Prevention. Cardio “refers to any rhythmic physical exercise that increases your heart rate,” Nolden explained, which includes running, walking, dancing, swimming, and more.
We can’t wait to get active, get our heart rates up, and follow along to Austin’s upbeat take on cardio to reap all the amazing health benefits. And, as always, we’ll be on the lookout for her next video full of exercise tips and tricks.
Shannen Zitz is a Freelance Editorial Assistant at Prevention who recently graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland with an English degree. She loves all things fashion, beauty, and wellness. If she’s not reading or writing, you can probably find her frequenting the skincare and makeup forums on Reddit.
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