Sunday, January 24, 2010
Starting your fitness and exercise regimen is the hardest part of losing weight. No one really likes to exercise until they really get into an activity that they enjoy. Then, exercise can be just as addicting as chocolate! The trick is finding activities that you enjoy.
If you are obese and have movement problems, ask your doctor about special exercises you can do while you are losing weight from your improved eating habits. Once you are at a weight that allows you to move freely, try walking, biking, or low impact aerobics.
For those who are simply overweight, just get out there and find something that you enjoy. Hope on your old bike and find a beautiful bike path. Take a long walk through a city park. Run around your block, then run around two blocks – build from there. Strap on your rollerblades and cruise around your neighborhood.
Many people find themselves in situations that prevent weight loss. While these situations vary greatly, one of the most common hindrances to weight loss is the lack of time it takes to track one's food intake and weight. How can a busy person who is never at home possibly find the time to track what he or she eats? Well, you may want to try using your pocket PC or Palm Pilot.
There are several weight loss programs out right now that are either internet based or have internet branches. Programs like Weight Watchers and eDiets can be synched to your pocket PC or Palm so you can track your progress on the go. Computer programs like Health and Diet Manager for Windows pocket PC and Skyscape can also be a great help to dieters in the fast lane. These two programs use food pyramids and base your weight on your Body Mass Index.