Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

Amazing winter forest photos. Would love to joggle there.

The Long Way There

I was late getting going again today, but made it out for a quick afternoon hike. Again it was beautiful! I hiked down my own trails today and ended up going solo, but that was ok, I liked the peace and quiet. I like to take a different route every time to mix things up, and there are several loops of varying length to choose from, I decided to skip the long loop and took a short cut that probably cut about fifteen minuets off my trip.

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Going alone I didn’t bother with a fire or to bring a lunch, just a thermos of hot tea. My stop wasnt very long, it was a little cool by the river and I wanted to get away from the wind. My river tail was a little tricky to get through, thick with weighted down bows and branches of trees heavy with snow…

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Fidget off the fat, research says

This sounds almost too good to be true, but research suggests that people who fidget a lot tend to be slimmer than those who do not fidget. 

What this means is that every little bit of exercise helps. Even if you are sitting, tapping your feet or moving around a lot can help burn calories. If possible, stand rather than sit. Losing weight is easier if you approach fitness as a lifestyle, not as an activity. 

Other ways to make fitness a lifestyle and not just an activity:

Take the stairs instead of the elevator

Walk instead of taking the car

Can’t or don’t want to go to a gym? Use resistance bands. You can even bring them with you to work(along with your juggling balls), where you can do a quick resistance workout that is practically the same as if you are lifting weights.

I also think it is important to avoid negative people who may try to sabotage your weight-loss efforts.

Of course twiddling your thumbs or taking the stairs can’t replace the recommended 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise we need to be fit and prevent disease. And you don’t even have to do the 30 minutes all at once either. You can divide it up – 10 minutes in the morning, 20 later in the day. 10 minutes seems to be the magic number for a bout of cardio to really count as exercise, so if you divide your time for exercise, do at least 10 minutes at a time.

Above all, make sure you enjoy your exercise. Do not think of it as punishment. You were born to move!