With summer upon us, there’s new incentive to reach that ideal body weight and get fit. Anyone can achieve their body beautiful with weight control and exercise. Does it take work? Absolutely! Is it worth it? That’s up to you. I’ve posted a number of articles to help you achieve your goals, but instead of searching to find your answer, this post provides the links with a brief description for your convenience. Then, we’ll take it to the next level… Remember, always speak to your physician before making any changes to your health care regimen.
Provides an overview of energy balance and how it relates to weight control.
Tip #1 – Write it down.
Tip #2 – Use an app.
Learn how to set your goals and create a realistic plan.
Tip #3 – Find an accountability partner.
Tip #4 – Cut out distractions.
The key is in portion control. Learn the difference between a portion and a serving size.
Tip #5 – Add water.
Tip #6 – Fill with fiber.
Although we’re each born with a certain body type, excess fat around the middle is dangerous.
Tip #7 – Chew longer with smaller bites.
Tip #8 – Consume protein.
Replace high calorie foods with low calorie alternatives. Check out the recommendations.
Tip #9 – Think smaller.
Tip #10 – Eat protein after exercising.
Exercise is critical to your health. Take a step in the right direction — the benefits of walking.
When you’re ready to take the weight off and keep it off, you are motivated. Check out the tips for success in the following areas:
- Eating Behavior
- Parties & Holidays
- Your Reward
- How to Monitor Yourself
Meet Physical Therapist, Diane Foley, and learn a few simple moves to decrease some of the health risks associated with sitting. In this article, Diane provides a stretch for the first of five common muscle groups affected by sitting — the neck.
This article is the second in the series with Diane and focuses on the next muscle group — the chest (pectoral) muscles.
The title says it all.
Sitting causes the front of the hips to stiffen and tighten. Stretching these front hip muscles (hip flexors) is important. Diane shows you how.
Hamstrings and calves are the last muscle group in this series affected by prolonged sitting. Take short breaks throughout the day to stretch and make a difference in your life.
With the review complete, we are ready to take it to the next level. Follow me in this next series as I personally bump it up a notch with Diane and her exercise partner Karen. Although Karen and I share the same first name, she is way ahead of me on the fitness scale.
Are you ready? What’s your incentive?