Saturday, January 1, 2011

Become------ Fit For Life!!!!

 Become Fit For Life - A No Nonsense Look At Fitness
Now, more than ever, becoming fit for life should be your goal. Obesity is becoming more and more a problem.  Obesity Policies are Failing in America (2005) report, about 119 million Americans, or 64.5% of adult Americans are either overweight or obese. Consequently, a rise in obesity-related diseases such as type II diabetes, breast and colon cancer, gall bladder surgery and cardiovascular diseases has been seen. So do you really want to become an obesity statistic or would you rather take  steps now to be fit for life?

Fit for Life - It Starts with Small Steps

The simple truth is this - you are overweight because you consume more food /energy than you burn off. However, instead of thinking of how difficult it will be to lose ALL those pounds, start with small, realistic steps. You lose the first pound and the rest will follow.

• Do Something, Anything, it will always be better than Nothing. It would be great if you could have a fitness buddy, but if not, don't be afraid to do it on your own. After all, it is your body that will stand to benefit anyway.

• If you started walking and started seeing the first pounds melt away, change your routine. Boredom has killed many a fitness enthusiast so although you may be elated at the first pounds lost, doing the same thing over and over again will kill your enthusiasm soon enough, plus the same thing becomes easier to the point that you have to keep steppin it up a bit as you get stronger.

• Challenge yourself a little bit - for 3 days a week at 30 minutes a day, do some weight training exercises. Start light; just use a set of dumbbells (even filled up water bottles will do!)

• Now you are ready to cross-train! Mix and match your fitness routine. Walk, run, jog, skip, whatever keeps you going, start at whatever level fits you and then gradually do more but keep it fun.

Of course, all this activity is for nothing if you come home panting and then start grabbing a bag of chips. Remember, being fit for life is also a lifetime commitment to eating healthy food!

• Do not deprive yourself of anything. It is human nature folks. If you tell yourself you can never have chocolate cake again... yes, you'll end up wanting chocolate cake... NOW.

• Start taking a look at what you put on your food and what you are eating with it. Sure cauliflower and broccoli are healthy but if you are dipping them in cheese sauce, you are just sabotaging your own diet. Start going back to basics. Think of it this way - nude food is good!
The closer to natural you eat the better, the best way to have an apple is bite into one, then comes applesauce, and then applejuice and think of that for all of your food
•  You really are, what you eat. If you are too busy to cook and grab a bag of chips and chug it down with cola, don't ask other people why you feel 'heavy' and 'down'.

•  It is said that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Of course, don't gulp down soft drinks go for flavored water instead if 8 to 10 glasses of 'plain' water is too much for you.
Drink plenty of water, you will come to just love it, there is no such thing as too much water, it can help curb your appetite also!!!!!

God Bless you and yours!!!!

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