May 10 marks the World Move for Health Day – a day set aside to promote physical activity.
Remember that physical activity can be done enywhere and anytime. You don’t need to go to the gym to be active. You can take a walk, use the stairs instead of the elevator, get off the bus one stop early on your way to work, stand up and stretch at your desk for a few minutes, walk up and down while talking on the phone, etc. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as walk, benefits your health.
Our bodies were made to move. Have in mind that something is always better than nothing. If you haven’t exercise for for awhile, today is the right day to get started. Don’t wait till you’re sick to value your health. Make one healthy change today. Do what you can to move your body. Don’t let all-or-nothing thinking prevent from doing what you can today and every day.
Remember that lifestyle changes takes time. Your weight loss journey will require decication, will power, sacrifice, discipline and a lot of hard work in the gym as well as in the kitchen. So a huge part of your weight loss success is believing you can do it and realizing you will get there a little at a time, not overnight.
Weight loss is a slow process that quitting won’t speed it up. Eat healthy, workout, do cardio and strength exercises and don’t give up. You will get there.
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The MOST important element of success with a fat loss diet is to have a healthy relationship with food. This means among other things that:
A.) Fat loss diets DO NOT strengthen your relationship with food, they strain it. If it starts out weak, it might fail and disordered thoughts and eating patterns may result… some of them long term in nature.
B.) If you don’t have the healthiest relationship with food, it’s imperative to work on that BEFORE you start a diet.
C.) There’s no rush to get healthy and certainly no rush to get lean. If you do it right, you can set up a lifetime of looking your best and being healthy. If you do it wrong and rush the process, you may find yourself fighting diet-created demons that are even tougher than the ones that pushed you in to dieting too fast in the first place.
Written by Mike Israetel
“Live life like you mean it! Stop procrastinating! Do all that you can…with all that you have…in the place that you are…right now!
Life is too unpredictable to put things off, and not take it seriously. Show up in your own life. Get busy. Make your mark. Create your legacy and live your best life now. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!” – Les Brown
Have a happy day! 🙂
Wishing you all a happy Monday and successful week ahead. Have in mind that balance is the key to a happy life. If you want to be healthy, happy and wealthy include work, gratitude, self-love, good nutrition, fitness, generosity, service, and a whole lot of fun into your life.
Before you embark on your weight lose journey, it is imprtant to know that weight loss is a process, not an event. It will require hard work and dedication. There is no magic pill or quick fix that will make you lose weight and keep it off. Dieting is not the answer either because you will eventually quit dieting and most likely gain back the previous weight. This is known as a yo-yo effect. What you are aiming for is a lifestyle change. All that weight won’t just fall off in a single week or a month. You will have to make lots of small changes to reshape your body. Healty eating and daily exercise is a must. That means a permanent change in the way you live. Weight loss ought to be the result of how you live every day if you want to maintain it.
Do more of what makes you happy. Sunday is just the right day to ward off your worries and take time out to engage in enjoyable activities. Doing different things gives your mind a break. Variety is the spice of life. Most people think of nourishment as just eating healthy and exercising. However, taking care of yourself means nourishing your body, heart and soul. Try to relax as often as you can and do something that brings you joy and makes you feel alive. It can be as simple as five minute break just to take a few deep breaths and listen to your favourite song. I love to take a bubble bath in the evening. A warm bath always relaxes me. It is my escape from the noise and hustle-bustle of life.
Do what you love – it’s good for your body and soul.
Eating good and healthy food is important throughout your life. That’s why reading and understanding food labels is a must if you want to make healhty choices. They are an important source of information about calories and nutrition facts. Many of us consume too much sugar, fat and salt, sometimes without even knowing. Processed foods are (among other things) high in fat, sugar and salt. Read labels!
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Eating healthy means consuming whole foods in their most natural state, and avoiding anything processed. Therefore learn as much as you can about the food you eat. Choose food that comes from plants—vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, peas and whole grains. Buy meat that is grass-fed and don’t drink your calories. Water is the best way to keep your body hydrated.
Remember that healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy and maintaining your weight and health.