For most of us trying to maintain a healthy weight during holidays like Thanksgiving are a battleground of calorie rich foods and self-control. You need not go to extreme measures such as skipping Thanksgiving altogether if your self-control is weak. There are great ways to stay healthy and still enjoy yourself in the company of your family and friends.
Who has the time to add another chore to their to do list? I just know YOU are raising your hand, right? Yes, I’m talking to you. When it comes to your diet, it’s important that you keep a journal of what’s going into your body. Many financial experts insist that fiscally responsible individuals keep a record of his or her expenses. In a week’s time, this individual is able to take a look at their expenses and see exactly how they spent their money. Most often, they can then determine without making an emotional decision, how necessary that purchase really was. This method can help one realize the error of their financial ways. Since this is such a successful way to take control of your finances, why would your health and wellness be any different?
Are you one of those people who think that rest is wasteful to your efforts in keeping fit? According to San Antonio’s top personal trainer, “You couldn’t be any further from the truth! Rest as part of a fitness program is very important as it allows your body to recover from wear and tear.” During work outs, your body’s energy level will be diminished and your muscles and connective tissues will experience minor tears and damage.
Many people believe weight gain and loss of fitness are a given part of the aging process. We’re here to tell you that’s not so. So what’s the first thing on your to-do list? Ditch the mindset that it’s “too late” for you to change your lifestyle, your health, and your well-being. Next? Get going! Here are some simple tips to get you started:
Many people disregard the benefits of walking, but recent studies show that regular walks can help reduce blood pressure, keep your cholesterol level in check, burn calories (even in small amounts) and helps you maintain an ideal weight. A brisk walk will have you burning upwards of 100 calories per mile. Most can cover a mile in 15 to 20 minutes, and it can be done anywhere, so no excuses. Everyone can find 15 to 20 minutes somewhere in their day. Find it twice, and you’ve done away with 200 calories! Small steps add up quickly. Start by timing one mile. Each time you walk that route, try to go a little bit further in the same amount of time…the faster the walk, the more calories you burn, the more you are improving your cardiovascular health. Challenge yourself and you’ll find some fun, some stress relief, and a ton of health benefits that can help you get and stay fit at any age.
It’s three in the afternoon at the office and there’s that familiar gnawing emptiness in your stomach. Did you skip lunch? breakfast? both? For much of today’s busy and harassed cubicle dwellers this is unfortunately an all too common scenario. The question is, how to maintain that weight loss goal and stay on track in the face of such seemingly insurmountable obstacles? San Antonio’s top personal trainer, Nathaniel Dilworth says “the answer might surprise you”.