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Use It Or Lose It

Have the winter blues hit you? Don’t feel like moving, well use it or lose it. If you don’t keep up with exercise, you will lose your energy to get out there and get it done. Keeping fit need to be done on a daily basis with maybe a day off once a week, doing so will keep you in shape and your body in it’s best condition for overall health and fitness.

Use it or lose it

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Don’t become a couch potato.

If you have turned into a couch potato for a little while during the cold winter weather. Stop now, get off the couch and get busy. The longer you go without working out, the harder it will be to get back into the routine.

Even if you have gotten out of shape, just go out and walk. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get into the exercise mode again. Plus you are using a lot of different muscles by just walking. Plus it’s great for your lungs and increasing your overall well-being.

Put on your walking shoes

It doesn’t take much to put on those walking shoes and get out there and do a 30 minute walk. If the weather is bad or very cold, try a walking DVD. Just pop it into your computer and away you go. 30 minutes in no time and you didn’t need to dress up for the cold weather.

There are many ways to get back into exercise. If you have a gym membership, just promise yourself you will go for even a half hour, enlist a friend to get you motivated. It doesn’t take a lot.

No more excuses!

As Nike says, “Just do it”. It’s easy to make excuses for yourself, I know I have, plenty of times. But once you get started it will soon be a good habit again.

If you have not exercised in a long time, start slow. You don’t want to hurt all over, so you won’t want to keep it up. Everything in moderation and soon you will be back in the swing again. Once you are feeling fit, then try power walking, that will help get you back into shape.Use it or lose it

Make sure to do it at the right intensity. An easy way to determine this is the self-talk test. Start by walking at a good pace where you are breathing deeply , but not gasping. aim for a level where you can talk, but not be gasping for air.

Try to get in a power walk at least 3 times a week in the beginning.

Remember if you don’t use it you will lose it.

As you get older, it’s harder to get started again, so don’t stop. Keep that habit up until it’s second nature and you feel lost without it.

As we age, everything slows down. You can’t bend as easily. It’s harder to get up and down, but exercise can help a lot with keeping your mobility, stamina and boost your cardiovascular health.

If you enjoyed this article, please leave a comment or question below and I will get back to you. Thanks.


Treadmill Reviews-The Best To The Most Economical

Here is the latest information on the most expensive to the most reasonable treadmills.

I don’t know about you but I prefer to exercise in the privacy of my own home. And I can buy a reliable treadmill for the cost of a gym membership or the cost of a personal trainer. But who wouldn’t love a personal trainer.

After studying many of the online treadmills available this is what I found and  here is my treadmill reviews from the best to the most economical starting with:

3 G Cardio Elite Runner TreadmillTreadmill reviews

List price: $3,999.00

Now: $3,399.00

5 stars

This treadmill is the cream of the crop.

  • It has an upgraded Ortho Flex suspension
  • a 4.0 horse power motor
  • an oversized running platform.
  • a 10 year parts warranty with 2 year in-home labor.
  • built-in fitness programs
  • fitness tests
  • design your own workout.
  • build in speakers for music
  • a built-in fan.
  • connect your tablet to watch t v or a movie.

When you purchase this treadmill you won’t have to deal with crowds at the gym or programming it every time you go to the gym.  It will be all set for you to step on and get your workout done.

The only thing it doesn’t do for you is the running .

Where to buy: Amazon

3 G Cardio Pro runner Treadmilltreadmills review

5 stars

List price: $2,499.00

Price: $1,799.00

This is the perfect treadmill for anyone who is short on space but still need high quality in their work out equipment. It folds up to slide under a bed or store behind a door.

  •  3.0 horse power motor
  • 5 year warranty
  • space-saving design
  • several built-in pre-programmed courses
  • one-touch setting
  • ability to create own workout

This is an excellent treadmill for the walker and durable enough for the advanced runner.

Where to buy:  Amazon

Life Span TR 1200 Folding Treadmilltreadmills reviews

List price: $1,499.99 award for the best new treadmill in 2011

Price: $999.00

Probably one of the best buys in quality treadmills. Works for the serious runner and also the walker in the family. It’s a durable piece of equipment if you are not interested in all the bells and whistles, and are happy with a basic machine.

  • 2.5 horse-power
  • spacious 20×56 inch running pad
  • biomechanically correct deck suspension system
  • supports up to 300 pounds
  • offers weight loss, healthy living, sports training and heart rate programs
  • won the “Best Buy” award for the best new treadmill in 2011.
  • best treadmill under $1,000

This treadmill is a great buy, but still very durable for the serious walker or runner, without all the fancy extras, which are nice to have but not really necessary.

Where to buy: Amazon


Sunny Health + Fitness Treadmill

List price: $399.00

Price: $379.99

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

This treadmill has 2.20 horse power with 15.75 x48.82 in running surface.

It folds easily and has a soft drop for easy set-up.

This treadmill has handrail controls and 9 built-in workout programs. A large LCD display with an iphone and tablet holder.Treadmill reviews

Also the treadmill has 3 manual incline position which is easy to setup.

It’s a great product if you don’t care about all the bells and whistles, which I don’t.

This machine is smaller than the ones available in a gym, but very convenient if you live in a smaller space and don’t have a lot of extra space. It’s well made and easy to assemble, plus it folds up for easy storage.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a message below and I will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you, Deanna



Losing Weight and Exercise

Losing weight and exercise go hand in hand.

If you want to lose weight at a faster pace, exercise is very helpful.

Plus it is very good for your overall well-being.

Activity is very important. But it’s about the right kind.

Trying to pack in more at the gym isn’t always the route to take.

It just feels like drudgery to most people, and you end up quitting soon after you start. Incorporate more activity every day.

Take a walk, play with the dog, play with your children or grandchildren.

Park your car further away from the stores when you go shopping.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Just get up and move and make it fun.

Once you have gotten used to moving you might want to add a more formal type of exercise.

There are many avenues for this. Click here to see one of my favorites.

There are DVD’s you can buy very inexpensively.

Check  out your local YMCA. They have many classes available.

You don’t have to be a body builder to get a good workout.

You have the internet at your fingertips and it is a great resource to find help.

Amazon has many exercise equipment options. If this is something you are interested in, so you can exercise in the privacy of your home, here are a couple of options.

A great treadmill that is excellent for someone who is very overweight. Less than $1,000.

Another great option is a Proform Hybird Stepper which is quite a lot cheaper. There are many good choices available.

I hope these suggestions have been helpful as you embark on you new life style. Remember if you slip, pick yourself up and keep going.

Don’t let one slip make you go on an eating binge.

If you had a little fender-bender with your car, you wouldn’t try to smash it up more, would you?

It’s the same with diet and exercise, just add it into your lifestyle and it will soon become a way of life.

You will be very proud of your accomplishments and feel so much better physically and mentally. You’ll wish you had done something sooner.

So good luck and don’t give up. I am here  to help you on your path to great health.

Feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.