A person needs to walk the length of a football field to burn enough calories to offset eating a single piece of candy-coated chocolate.*
Does that information motivate you to take it easy this time of year with all the temptations around us?
Does this tip motivate you to stick with your exercise program?
I hope so.
Enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas and the rest of your holidays with loved ones as well as your daily dose of proper exercise, rest, and yes, of course, your dessert ritual. Indulging in your favorite, little, simple pleasure every day will do amazing things for your health and well-being.
Best of health to you and goodbye.
source: American Council on Exercise
(photo: Natalie ~ Personal Trainer ~ NAPS 2 B Fit)
How are you all doing with the temptations of trick-or-treat night stash in your homes?
Go ahead and have your treat; just do not make a meal of those treats. Try to fill up on the good food first; then, you will have the proper amount of room left to slowly enjoy the serving size of your choice for dessert.
Allowing yourself a ritual will help to balance your cravings, believe it or not. Just think about it and give it a try.
If that does not work for you, then hide the stash or give it away for the out of sight, out of mind tactic.
Focusing on an object ahead of you can increase your speed by as much as 23 percent.*
Wow, that can make a huge difference when you are racing, or want to get your workout in during a busy day. Not to mention, focusing on something in the distance will also improve your posture which leads to faster and more fluid movement.
Therefore, go out, focus as far into the distance as possible, and you will naturally increase your speed of movement.
Picking up a coin from the floor, or elsewhere, gives new meaning to “your exercise will pay off and reward you.” Many ideas can be read into this thought.
I just had to post this mental image; because, I have heard about studies that prove money is the greatest motivator for people to continue their exercise program. This is one of the reasons people who join an on-going class and/or gym have better results; because, they want to keep their purchase, not throw it away.
So, if you want to be able to pick up your loose change and add more value to your day, keep up with your healthy lifestyle program.