Healthy Weight Loss Pt 4 - Exercise Sexercise Keys to Good Nutrition & to Eating Healthy Feast on Organic Whole Food
Posted May 16 2008 10:04am
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS - PT 4
Today I'll continue this series on healthy weight loss.
I'll be sharing practical things you can doto lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight for your height and body shape.
By way of review, here are the other three keys that we've covered so far.
Key #1 - Stop overeating and practice systematic undereating.
Key #2 - Eat for nutrition, for energy, for life.
Listen, seek, research, learn, study, and understand that there are keys of knowledge that will help you unlock the secrets to a long, healthy life and successful weight loss and weight management. These keys to good nutrition and tips to healthy eating will open a whole new world of health, life, and vitality to you. I believe you were created by God and destined to a life of health and prosperity. Here's the next key to add to your lifestyle.
Key #3 - EAT ONLY HEALTHY ORGANIC NATURAL WHOLE FOODS
Okay, I hope you're still with me. In this series I'm going to cover all of the most important aspects of losing weight and keeping it off. For that reason, please stay tuned and follow with me as I proceed over the next few weeks to give you all the pieces to the puzzle.
Key #4 - EXERCISE DAILY
I know most people don't want to hear about this "Key" to losing weight, but deep down in their hearts, they know that daily exercise is fundamental to losing weight and to fitness. I'm not going to go into all of the reasons that it's important to exercise daily because I believe you already know most of them. Most people don't need more knowledge about exercise and why they need to do it. Instead, they just need a firm "kick in the pants" to get them out the door until it becomes a daily habit and part of their daily routine.
The best kind of exercise that I can recommend is first of all - WALKING.
Walking is free; it doesn't cost you anything to do and you don't need to go out and buy any special equipment to do it. It's relaxing to your mind and invigorating to your body. You can do it before work, during your lunch break, or after work.
Here are a few guidelines. First, make sure you walk fast and make your time a "power walk" rather than a gentle stroll. Second, don't do your exercise walking in congested streets full of automobiles and toxic gases! Go and find a quiet, beautiful, scenic place to walk where the air is clean. Third, try to walk for at least 30-60 minutes a day. If you don't have that much time at one time, then break it up. Walk for 15 minutes in the morning, and then 30 after work. Wear good walking shoes or running sneakers.
I also recommend using a MINI-TRAMPOLINE, also known as a "REBOUNDER." This looks like a small trampoline, and all you do is jump up and down on it. To increase your work out, you can have small weights in your hands that you pump up and down or curl with your arms. Work out on your rebounder for 5-10 minutes a day. It sounds easy, but it's not at first. You'll have to build up to 10 minutes. However, this simple work out will work and energize every cell in your body, so it's actually very effective in weight loss and helping with your metabolism. In fact, most exercise will help increase your metabolism.
The third type of exercise I would like to recommend isSEXERCISE!
Let me qualify that statement a bit. By "sexercise," I mean having vigorous sex with your spouse. If you're not married, then this recommendation is not for you at this time (wait till you have found the right one and entered the covenant of marriage). In order to do this type of exercise, of course you'll need the cooperation of your spouse. Here's what I suggest. Sit down with your spouse some quiet evening, look him or her directly in the eyes, and share your heart with them. Tell him/her that you are very serious about losing weight, that you're starting to apply what you're learning in this blog (elaborate for their benefit), and that you're now ready to start adding exercise to your daily routine. Explain my recommendations about walking, and ask him or her if they'd like to join you in your daily walk. Then explain about the rebounder and that you're going to go out and buy one and start using it. Finally, explain that you'd also like to do the third type of exercise that I recommend, which is called "sexercise." After he or she stops laughing, ask them if they would be willing to help you out with this third type of daily exercise and when you can schedule it into your busy lives. If daily sexercise is just too much for your spouse, then seek to compromise and do it every other day. Remind them how much you love them, how much fun sex is, that it's free, that it's a gift of God for married couples to enjoy, that it has been proven to be very good for your health, and that you'd like to share this intimate time with them every day or every other day. * Who ever said losing weight couldn't be fun!!
There are lots of other forms of exercise that you can also choose to do, but the most important thing is to choose something that you like doing, that is fun for you, and that you enjoy. That will give you the highest chance of sticking with it and doing it every day. Of course, it's okay to take one day off a week from your exercise.
Here are some other good forms of exercise to consider.
I encourage you to start exercising daily right away and add this "key" to your weight loss program and new healthy lifestyle.
And always remember, the secret to losing weight and keeping it off, is to make nutritious and healthy LIFESTYLE CHANGES that become positive healthy habits in your daily routine. Systematic undereating and resisting the temptation to overeat is the first step to change.