Making time for good health has never been easier.
Three fitness tips to get you moving.
Want to be your healthy best? Fit in fitness every day. It’s a snap with these helpful tips:
1. Start walking. If you haven’t worked out in a while, begin with a 10-minute walk. Then, you can add five minutes every other time until you reach a comfortable limit.
2. Do what you can. No time? A little bit of exercise is better than none at all. If you miss a workout, find a way to squeeze in some activity as you go about your day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator; do squats, lunges or pushups in between errands; or park far away from the store to get in extra steps.
3. Work out at home. Pop in an exercise DVD, follow an online class or dance up a storm to your favorite CD.
Weight Loss: Set Yourself Up For Success.
If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s important to focus on your overall health rather than just your pants size. Here are some tips on getting active and making healthy changes in your life. And always talk to your doctor before starting a weight-loss program.
Reaching Your Goal
Putting a healthy diet and exercise plan into action in the course of a busy week can be a challenge. Most people have to cut (or burn) 500 calories a day to achieve a healthy weight loss goal of one pound per week.
With a few small changes to your daily routine, for example, drinking water instead of soda, skipping a trip or two to the vending machine3,5 and preparing healthier lunches instead of eating out, you can make progress toward your weight loss and fitness goals.
The second key to weight loss is increasing your activity. The good news is there are plenty of ways to squeeze more activity into your busy day without a trip to the gym. Simple strategies like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking in the back of the parking lot and taking quick walks at lunchtime and on breaks burn calories that add up.
Make sure you’re doing the right kind of activities. A mix or aerobic and strength training can help you achieve a healthy weight. Best of all, these types of exercise continue to burn calories even after you stop exercising. Plus, regular exercise can help prevent and manage chronic conditions.
Healthy eating and physical activity tips.
1. Don’t skip breakfast – a healthy meal in the morning jump starts your metabolism.
2. If you are sitting at a desk, take a break every hour to move around.
3. Choose fresh foods first over processed or prepackaged meals and snacks.
4. Aim to get nine grams of lean protein per day for every 20 pounds of body weight.
5. Stay hydrated, and limit your alcohol consumption.
6. Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
7. Eat mindfully all day long – opt for several smaller, healthier meals.
8. Remember: balance and moderation. Control your portions and accompany rich foods with fruits and vegetables.
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