Monday, February 8, 2010


Exercise is an important component of any weight loss program. It's important to find time to be active. Increasing physical activity will not only help promote weight loss, but its' also important for preventing heart disease, diabetes, various cancers and osteoperosis. There are too many benefits to list. So, here are some healthy tips to fit exercise into your everyday lifestyle:

Three 10 minute sessions can be just as effective as a solid 30 minute workout. So feel free to split up your routine throughout the day. For example, try a 10 minute yoga routine in the morning, 10 minutes of walking during lunch, and 10 minutes of dancing after dinner.

Instead of meeting that friend for lunch on Saturday, how about a nice walk. You’ll be amazed how fast the time flies while you’re catching up.

A shopping trip to the mall can be a great workout. Put on your workout shoes and keep a fast pace.

Bundle up and go hiking with your kids in a nearby forest preserve or trail. This is a great way to get in some exercise and family time.

Do squats and lunges while brushing your teeth.

Walk around the house while talking on the phone (provided that it’s cordless). Keep a fast pace and be sure to go up and down the stairs.

Fitness doesn’t have to be time consuming. Just be creative and you’ll find ways to fit it in to your busy schedule. A little exercise everyday ads up to a healthier you!

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