Divorce, layoffs, caring for aging parents, being the sandwich generation, threat of terrorism -- there's plenty of anxiety around for everyone these days. And very often, the source is something we can't change. How do you know when it's time to get help dealing with your anxieties? Anxiety can mak...
When you feel that you are so emotionally drained that you just want to give up on yourself, undo all the good you have done so far, first take a deep breath and then second turn to your Spark friends through journaling.
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I took my diet pop intake way down by chasing each bottle with an equal amount of water. Soon I was reaching for just the water.
I find that if I wake up eat my breakfast then lace up my tennis shoes and head out the door with my I-pod in hand and my gum in my mouth If I walk at a decent pace for 30 minute's every day i find my self going a little faster and a little farther every day !!!!!!! Give it a try !!!!!!!!!!
You are more likely to stick to a program if it fits into your lifestyle already... can you take a walk at lunch? Can you join in a class that you already bring your child to? Is there a park or stadium on your normal route where you can hike or run stairs?
Notice you are pretty warm when you wake up? Well, you could go ahead and do some simple stretches while you are still in bed, and under the covers. I like to stretch my hip muscles this way, because my house is not as warm as I would like.
Even if I can't work out, well especially if it's a day I think I might not get to work out, I always try to add as many steps as possible to my day. I do not use a pedometer, but I follow these few simple things to add to my day, I park as far from the door as possible, I walk up every isle
It helps me to get started walking if I just put on some tennis shoes, wear whatever I have on, open the door and start walking down the street. Walk just 10 minutes from my house and by the time I get back, I've walked 20 minutes.
Wear your 'best' exercise clothes, regardless of where you exercise. If you have only one good outfit wash it more often if needed. Get rid of the old ripped faded baggy clothes and wear something that feels and look goods and makes you feel like an athlete.
Every day does not have to be a full workout. Nor does it have to be a "keep track" of calories, steps, miles, etc. Just go out and play. Feel the air in your lungs. Marvel that you're breathing better. Bend and stretch. Reach for that frisbee or foot-, basket-, or soccer ball!). Be grateful that it...