Have you found yourself spending a bit too much time on the sofa lately? The side effects of a sedentary lifestyle include lethargy, onset diabetes, weight gain and mild depression. It’s understandable to retreat to the comfort of the sofa given the near constant blare of health, diet and fitness advice from nearly every major media outlet. These fad diets and extreme exercise regime are sustainable and can actually be dangerous. Turn off the noise and get back to the basics. Treat yourself to thirty minutes a day of brisk exercise and you’ll begin to feel the difference in a few short weeks. Follow these simple recommendations from the fitness gurus to ensure your new fitness regime is both enjoyable and sustainable.
Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and snag a Blair coupon to stock up on a huge assortment of well-priced, quality, active wear. Commit to just thirty minutes five days per week of walking. During the first few weeks, don’t focus on speed or distance. The first objective is to develop a habit of duration and frequency. Your body will soon show the side effects of your new walking regime. Increased stamina, stronger core muscles and an elevated mood are all the result of getting outside and moving every day. After a few weeks, begin to inject speed spurts into your walks. Every three minutes ramp up your speed for three minutes and then return to your standard brisk pace for the next three minutes. Continue these intervals for thirty minutes. This pattern will increase your heart rate, metabolic rate and caloric burn. Who doesn’t want to burn more calories?
Don’t sabotage your new found work out regime with poor food choices. Excess soda and fast food meals contain copious amounts of sugar and sodium that our bodies are simply not designed to process. Mood swings, bloating and weight gain is all side effects of these food choices. Chose a tall glass of chilled water flavored with a slice of lemon or lime instead of soda and lean meats and vegetables in lieu of fast food meals containing large amounts of processed foods, fats and sodium.
In a few short weeks you’ll begin to feel a huge transformation in your body which will be sustainable for years to come. Congratulations to you for getting on the path to total body wellness!