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Not to be Debbe Downer (womp womp) but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words- words that can prompt a person to change his or her diet and get regular exercise!
September was National Cholesterol Awareness Month.
What are your numbers?
Screening is an important part of health care. When we get a reading that is outside of the normal range, it is an opportunity to learn what we can do to achieve optimal health and take necessary steps to begin the process. Fit Tio Go Tip Page
has helpful dietary tips to lower cholesterol.
Walking is an activity that everyone knows how to do. We all applauded ourselves and received applause around our first birthdays for being able to do it without falling down and going 'boom'. It was a newfound independence...and it still is. It requires no equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes and a well lit and safe terrain. It is safe for the joints and builds muscle in the lower body, which in turn strengthens the long bones of the legs. To get the most health benefits from exercise you should work at a moderate to vigorous level. The brisker you walk, and the longer the duration, the more calories you will burn. Walking is an aerobic activity. Combining aerobic exercise with a strength training and flexibility regimen promotes optimal fitness. If you have been sedentary for a long time or are new to exercise, see a physician before starting any new exercise program. It is best to start out slowly and increase the intensity and duration of your walking routine week by week as you build endurance and strength.
Autumn is a great season for walking. Crisp weather and changing foliage offer a great incentive to get out, move your body, and clear your mind.
Of course staying motivated is the biggest challenge. See chapter 1 in my book, "Get Fit To Go" to learn the key to staying fit all year long.