So you’re a resolutionist. You’ve resolved to eat right this year and get regular exercise, right? Slimming down and getting healthier are common New Year’s resolutions, but following through on the commitment is an uncommon accomplishment.
There are many pieces in the weight management puzzle. Emotions, appetite, will-power, self-image, and confidence all play a part. The road towards healthier eating usually starts with some simple lifestyle changes. Make healthy eating and regular exercise part of your everyday life. Sound easy? It’s not. You have to work at it.
In terms of exercise, the most important thing is to choose activities that are fun and that you can do on a regular basis. Instead of watching TV after dinner, go out for a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Recruit a friend or family member to keep you company.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
|Build a Snowman||285 calories burned per hour|
|Have a Snowball Fight||319 calories burned per hour|
|Make Snow Angels||214 calories burned per hour|
|Shovel the Driveway||428 calories burned per hour|
|Go Ice Skating||476 calories burned per hour|
PT Tips that can help lead to a healthier New Year:
Here’s to a healthy, happy 2011!