Recommended dosage is 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Side effects may include weight loss, improved mood, improved sleep and bowel habits and stronger muscles and bones, as well as looking and feeling better. Dr. Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana, California cites these factors that make walking the most effective treatment: 1) Low or no cost; 2) Simple to do for people of all ages, incomes and fitness levels. 3) Easy to maintain.
4 Simple steps to improve your nutrition:
1. Eat more fruits and veggies
2. Eat less processed, refined foods
3. Stop eating foods that are white
4. Eliminate added sugars
Seems pretty simple. Making a purposed decision to start implementing step 1 of eating more fruits and veggies will compound the ease in cutting out processed and refined foods, no desire or craving for added sugars, or any food that has been stripped of its nutrients and is colored white. Let's start today to invest in our health and rebuild our bodies from the inside out.
Taking it one step at a time. Won't you join me?
In Health and Peace ,
I am always interested in moving my health forward and helping others do the same. To that end, Wednesday night I was blessed with the opportunity to work with a small group of like minded health focused people. We are committed to helping each other in getting healthier and establish healthy habits with lost of support and encouragement! I am so excited to see the results of 9 weeks as we focus on nutrition, movement and self care! Working together making small changes that will reap BIG results!!!
I will keep you posted on our activities, to include our changes and successes along the way.
Doing it together, one step at a time!
How can you live life better, you know the best life that you can imagine? As adults we want to live life on our own terms, so a healthy lifestyle means different things to different people.
One persons may want to travel to walk cities across the globe, while another may walk to play a round of golf daily. Another, may want to play and interact with their many grand children without pain or discomfort.
One of the most valuable things that you can do for your health is move! Motion is the Lotion for our bodies. Movement is the term I like to use in place of exercise or working out, because I want to enjoy the activity and it doesn't seem like work or a chore in my day. Movement is important, research documents this truth. I repeat, one of the most valuable things that you can do for your health is move. Shut off the television, get up from the sofa and take 20 minutes to walk in your yard, or your neighborhood. You might consider walking a little farther to the store by parking farther out in the parking lot. How about climbing and extra flight of stairs?
Get a walking buddy, start today for 20 minutes. Get up and get moving , your body will thank you!
Small changes, will make BIG results!
Walking out the adventure of life one step at a time, won't you join me?
Here are some tips that can be used, no matter what your situation, to let go of the unnecessary busyness that may be wearing you down:
1. Stop saying "I am so busy" break the habit of saying this. Take a breath and ask yourself if your really need to take on this task or project. Ask yourself if it is necessary for you to take this on. Kindly and firmly say "no" without excuse.
2. Stop wearing a watch. I did this in 2002 as I was training for a marathon. I found myself always checking in and focusing on my time. I about had an anxiety attack, I was more focused on the time instead of the training. When you don't wear a watch you become more thoughtful, you breath and you connect more with what you are involved in. There is a reconnect to you own body and your needs.
3.Laugh, play and have fun. Include more fun into your daily life. This improves your health. Play is also an important source of relaxation and stimulation. When relieving stress, your brain function and creativity improve. Your relationships improve. George Bernard Shaw..."we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing"
Health & Wellness Advocate helping people achieve a healthy and balanced life, one day at a time.