Exercise will help you lose weight and keep it
I started walking a mile
a day recently. After a month of that I increased my morning walk to 1
1/2 miles in the morning. Then I added an extra mile in the evening when
the air is crisp and cool. I intend to get to five miles a day overall.
I will tell you that walking is an exercise that will make you stronger
overall but it will not burn calories quickly. If you walk a mile you
will be lucky to burn over 300 calories.
Whenever the "exercise" word comes up most of us get an uneasy
feeling. But I can tell you that after doing regular exercise for a few
weeks you will actually look forward to it.
Weight loss will follow naturally. The problem most people seem to have, is that they see exercise as a sweating, hard work,
soreness kind of experience. It's a chore they don't particularly like doing, so they avoid it.
There are many ways to work exercise into your daily routine naturally though, and make it fun too. In fact, I suggest banning the word exercise from your vocabulary to start with. There's too much negativity associated with it for most of us. Use the word "activity" instead. Or even movement. By getting more activity and movement into your day, you're exercising more without really even thinking about it.
Any natural remedy approach to health and wellness problems always involves treating the entire body, not just the symptoms of the problems. Unlike pharmaceutical medicines, which simply want to address the end results and problems, herbal medicine knows that you won't actually fix a problem just by addressing those end results or symptoms.
So losing weight is not about taking a pill to curb your appetite. And it's not about putting a staple into your stomach so you're physically unable to eat more. It's about fixing the body in general. And part of fixing your body includes making it become more active. This isn't the only thing you'll do to lose weight naturally though. You will add some herbal supplements to increase the vitamins and minerals in your body, and help correct internal imbalances. You'll also adjust the types of foods you eat, to stop putting toxic waste into it.
Getting active though, is a critical part of the natural healing process. Being active on a daily basis will help your body start ridding itself of toxins and excess waste faster, and these steps will help you to lose weight faster too.
Now, there are some fairly simple ways to get more action into your day. And almost anything you do which requires you to move more will help... even if just a little bit. Those little bits add up much faster than you might realize.
Walking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator for instance, gets your blood flowing and your muscles working. Going to the mall and walking through each and every store... this is fun for those who love shopping, and it involves a heck of a lot of walking.
The same applies to flea markets and yard sales: If you enjoy shopping at these, make an effort to do so at least once each week or more. Walking around a huge flea market for hours, or getting in and out of your car to walk around at yard and garage sales, gets your body moving much more than sitting on the couch or at the computer.
If you have kids, take them for a bike ride or go to the park and toss a frisbee or ball. Learn to play tennis or
racquetball together, or be kid-like yourself and climb a tree with them.
Sometimes what you eat and how much physical activity you get still do little to help you lose weight though. And in these cases, the problem might be that you have a slow metabolism.
These are all excellent examples of how you can lose weight naturally by having a lot of fun and being much more active in your day to day life, without using that dreaded "exercise" word.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be
approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and
should not be taken as professional medical advice.