Use support to lose weight

Tell your family. You’re not going to lose the weight alone, even if you ARE alone in losing the weight. If you’ve got a family at home, talk to them about it – initially, not incessantly.

From chris.pirillo.com

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Book Friday: Men’s Health Best The 15 Best Exercises

Men’s Health Best: The 15 Best Exercises gives readers all the information they need to create an effective exercise program for total-body strength and toning.

 It offers information on diet and stretching, tells which muscles are being worked with each exercise, and shows how to combine the 15 exercises into a wide range of workouts that are both varied and challenging.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Exercise sucks so do your exercises

Like anything that is done over and over again, exercise can become mundane.

When you get bored with exercising, you’re less likely to keep at it. To keep from getting bored with your workout routine, change it. If you’re tired of walking, try cycling. If you’re into weight lifting, try alternating this with cardiovascular exercises throughout the week.

From secretsofthehealthy.com.

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Warm Up before Exercising

Regardless of the type of exercise you choose, it is very important that you begin each session by warming up your muscles.

Stretching helps prevent damage to muscle tissue and it gets your blood flowing. It gets your heart pumping, too. Just five minutes is all it takes to get your exercise session off to a good start.

From secretsofthehealthy.com.

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Remembering your chunky former self

Take before and after photos. I know it sucks to see yourself as chunky. However, there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress.

From chris.pirillo.com.

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Give your heart a boost

Laughter is great for your heart. It releases endorphins, which are natural opiates of the body and are very calming.

From revolutionhealth.com.

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Get outside

Getting outside for 15 or 20 minutes a day without much clothes on and actually feeling the sun is healthy.

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Click and lift

Use free weights to strengthen arms. Even smaller 3-5lb weights are a great way to get stength in arms. Try lifting weights while you watch TV.

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Walk more

Park you car at the far end of the parking lot and walk the extra distance.

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Walk faster

Walking 25% faster will make to you look and feel more important.

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Black coffee and working out

Drink coffee (black) before working out. Caffeine causes the body to rely more on fat for fuel during a workout, rather than glucose.

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Weight and diabetes

Being overweight or obese can raise your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Eat healthy foods and maintain an active lifestyle to keep your weight in check. See your doctor about any health concerns to make sure you are on the right track to staying healthy.

From: womenshealth.gov

How often to exercise

Once you’ve found your workout groove, do your best to stick with it.

Exercise no less than three times a week for 40 – 60 minutes each time, but don’t feel the ‘need’ to do it more than five times over a seven day period.

From: chris.pirillo.com

Sweaty workout clothes

Storing damp or wet workout clothes in your locker or gym bag is an invitation for fungus to grow.

Hang your clothes up to dry before cramming them in your locker, and take them home at least once a week to be washed

From: medicinenet.com