Losing weight and exercise should 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 all about the right kind.
Trying to pack in more at the gym isn’t always the best route to take.
It just feels like drudgery to most people, and you end up quitting soon after you start.
Try to incorporate more activity every day within your regular daily schedules.
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 or YouTube. There are videos on Yoga, Pilates, Walking, Stretching, Strength Training, Aerobics and many more. Take your pick, find something that you will enjoy doing and not lose interest in.
Check out your local YMCA. They have many classes available. Plus, you get to know many other people in the same boat as you.
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 a lot cheaper. There are many good choices available.
This chair is great for someone that hasn’t exercised much or for the more mature individual wanting to get back into a healthy lifestyle.
I hope these suggestions have been helpful as you embark on you new life style. Remember if you slip, pick yourself up and get going again.
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?
Weight loss is usually 75% diet and 25% exercise. It’s much easier to cut back on calories than it is to burn them off.
If you consume a 500 calorie meal, you need to run over 4 miles to burn it off.
So, what should you do? If you are in a hurry (and who isn’t) to start seeing the pounds come off, following a low carb diet can be just the answer.
My husband lost 40 pounds in 3 months following a low carb diet plan. But with low carb, you have to follow it pretty strict for it to give you quick results.
It’s the same with diet and exercise, just add it into your lifestyle and it will soon become a way of life. It’s been said that it takes 3 weeks to change or develop habit, so the sooner you get started the faster you will see results.
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.
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