Though we usually discuss issues of food, reasonable exercise is critical to maintaining and/or reducing weight. Throughout America, people are far too sedentary and need to integrate more simple activity and movement into their lives.
It is always recommended to see a doctor prior to beginning any new exercise regimen. Not only is this beneficial to ensure that your intended regimen is a wise move, but your physician can also prove to be an excellent ally regarding accountability. He or she can help set realistic goals and track your progress over time.
Accountability is often a key piece to success. If not your doctor, tell someone, perhaps a friend, of your goals. (You can even call 1-800-NEW-LIFE to set ongoing phone appointments with a Christian coach). Then check in on a regular basis.
When it comes to exercise, above all, choose wisely and don’t overdo it. You don’t need to exercise one hour everyday; simply set a goal to exercise more than you are currently.
Select an activity you enjoy ‘ something fun like tennis, taking a brisk walk with your dog, golf, visiting a batting cage. There is no need to join a gym or costly athletic club. In fact, unless the weather is not conducive to outside recreation, an indoor facility should be your last resort. Exercising outdoors exposes you to sunlight, invigorating fresh air and the beauty of the world around you. What’s more, it reduces stress and improves your mental outlook.
Remember, thinking about exercise is not the same as actually doing it. Start today; you will absolutely have a healthier tomorrow.
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