23 November 2010

One Step at a Time

The "E" word - EXERCISE !!! Don't like it! Don't want to do it! Know I have to!

I know I need to:

  • Start moving. You don't have to join a gym or get a trainer
  • Get a partner. It's easier to stick to plan if you have someone to hold you accountable
  • Shop smart. Make a list of healthy food options before going to the store
  • STICK WITH IT!. Giving up is a major temptation

    Start out by talking a walk around the block or simply move for 15 minutes a day. Walking has the lowest drop-out rate of any physical activity. Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate exercise (for at least 30 minutes a day) will:

    Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease

    Improve high blood pressure Reduce the risk of osteoporosis

    Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer

    Learn what the American Heart Association recommends for physical activity and check with your doctor before starting an exercise program or major lifestyle change.