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Chiefs' health care provider devises fitness playbook for fans

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 23:52:38-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Viewers in Chiefs Kingdom don’t have to be masters of X’s and O’s or clock management to manage their time wisely on game day.

During halftime, timeouts and commercial breaks, fans can go from arm-chair quarterback to getting buff arms like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Kelsey Ngeh of the University of Kansas Health System shared some game-day workout tips with 41 Action News.

The idea is "to burn off some calories that they’re eating while watching the game,” Ngeh said, "(and) keep energy levels up while they cheer.”

As the Chiefs’ official health care provider, Ngeh thought it would be to devise a playbook to help burn calories and offset some of those game-day calories. The best part is that the only equipment needed is a couch.

Ngeh has named some of the exercises after Chiefs players, like “Mahomes Arms” (planks), "Kelce’s Tight Ends" (glutes) after tight end Travis Kelce and "Butker’s Butt Kicks" after kicker Harrison Butker.

Ngeh said it is important to go at one’s own pace and do what feels comfortable.

“It’s easiest to start small,” Ngeh said. “Most people want to start with a big goal. Just start small, start challenging yourself by moving during commercial breaks. The more you do it, the more energy you feel, the stronger your body will get, and the more inclined you’ll be to do more outside of commercial breaks.”