Thursday, July 16, 2009

Diet's Best Friend

Exercise! Yes, we all know that exercising really is the key when it comes to getting into shape and speeding up our metabolism. However, we all try to avoid this truth, and buy into the idea that some new found option is going to solve this “problem”. First of all, it is not a problem; exercising can be a lot of fun and most of the time, not even noticed (i.e. when you become so intrigued with the sport or with whom you are spending time with). Dieting alone certainly is not the answer; you have got to get the blood flowing even if it is a brisk walk or just stretching out you limbs. And who said it wasn’t any fun?! Grab your best friend or loved one and just “hanging out” can lead to a healthier stronger you.

Stretching is also very important. If you can try to stretch a little before you go to sleep at night and after you wake up in the morning, you will feel more capable of taking on the days tasks. You also should take advantage of you limberness right after exercising, and try to stretch then too.

Here are some summer activities that just might pop your cork: swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, tennis, playing catch, jumping on the trampoline, jump rope, hopscotch, and much much more. Yes, a lot of these activities I have listed are child-like games. Ever wonder if this could be the secret to eternal youth? :o)~

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