Okay, unless you live in New York City and are able to walk to work, walk to the store, walk to the park and walk around the park, you could probably use more physical activity in your day. I myself work in Boulder, one of the healthiest cities in America, and I still feel like I could use more physical activity. physical activity is not only great in quickening your weight loss; it also increases your mental health and can relieve stress. A really easy way to incorporate physical activity to your day is to take a 30 minute walk during your lunch hour at work, add a 10 minute break in your morning and afternoon if possible and walk around your building (outside). I figured out that a walk to the grocery store for me from my apartment takes 20 minutes so by walking to the store, getting only what I can carry in my backpack at a reasonable weight and walking back home is a great workout and 2 mile walk. I often time listen to classes on my walks. Want to go the extra mile (no pun intended)? Add a small weight routine to your week, 2 or 3 times/week. I found an easy quick fit 15-minute exercise program on www.pbs.org/americaswalking/health/quickfit.html.
Okay, that’s it, 6-weeks to a healthier you. Give these healthy habits a try to I guarantee you will feel healthier, lighter, and more energized.
I registered for the Retro Run taking place Sunday, August 26th at Sloans Lake which got me back to running again, something I enjoy, something I don’t enjoy is getting up at 4:30am to do it, but when I am done, I am glad and I know I will be so excited to run this race. Do something that challenges you to get back in shape!
Please note, Lisa’s Lentils Blog is taking a month-long break, I will be back to the blog on September 12th.