Move It... to Lose It
Glancing at your calendar, you realize you’ll be attending your 20th high school reunion in six, short months. Your palms start to sweat when you think about how much weight you desperately desire to lose before this big event. If you can relate to this scenario or something like it, you may feel drastically restricting your calories is the way to go. Swapping calorie, sodium, sugar, and fat laden foods with real, healthy options is definitely smart. However, you shouldn’t overlook the power of exercise. To drop the pounds and gain the body of your dreams, consider adhering to the following simple tips.
Engage In Activities You Love to Do
Does the thought of getting a root canal at your dentist’s office sound more appealing than jogging? Perhaps, you feel like a hamster on a wheel while walking on a treadmill. If you detest certain forms of exercise, avoid them like the plague. Engage in activities you love to do. For instance, you might adore:
- Hula hooping
- Elliptical training
- Stair stepping
If exercise doesn’t feel like a chore, you’ll be more likely to stick with it for the long haul.
Begin a Fitness Journal
Many dieters start a food journal. If losing weight is your priority, beginning a fitness journal is also a smart idea. Log your activities in your journal every day. Holding yourself accountable for working out can be a wonderful motivator. At the end of the week, analyze your journal. You might become inspired when you see how much progress you’ve made.
Mix It Up
To prevent boredom, mix up your workouts. For instance, you might wish to walk on Mondays and Fridays, kick box on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and swim on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Besides preventing burnout, varying your workout routines can help you avoid painful, overuse injuries.
Dieting alone might not help you achieve the body of your dreams. So, start moving it to lose it today.
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