If you work at a computer or a job that requires a lot of sitting time as I do and your noticing you are putting on a few pounds, consider the lack of exercise you may be getting. It’s easy to get caught up in researching on line, catching up on your email, or getting a project done and not realize the time just flies.
I know I can be guilty of skipping breakfast by getting involved with marketing and research that before I know it, I am so hungry and its well into the lunch hour. I do not believe in skipping meals to lose weight. I believe a balanced diet of 3 meals a day and exercise is healthy.
I totally believe in taking walks and have been doing this for years. I have noticed it helps me maintain my weight and at times have shed a few pounds. Not only do you get those awesome benefits from walking, but also you are giving your body the ability to produce oxygen rich blood for balancing appetite hormones and feel good endorphins.
The hot summer weather has made walking a bit harder with the heat and humidity, even sometimes unbearable in the evenings. I have invested in a treadmill and believe me it’s well worth it!
Tip: Get a walking buddy to go with you. I have a couple of friends who will give a call some evenings when the weather allows and even when I think, no I don’t feel like walking tonight, the call inspires me and I am glad I went.