Your walking plan is going great, you’re getting those daily steps in, and your weight loss plan seems successful… And suddenly your feet start hurting. You’re tempted to skip your regular walks, but you don’t want to derail your success. What can you do about foot pain?
It’s a story we hear all the time: Our patients know they need to exercise, both for their overall health and to support their weight loss plan, but it’s so hard to get moving. When you’re in a bad mood, feel tired or depressed, or simply have no energy, just finding the motivation to get moving can feel like climbing a mountain. It’s exhausting, and you haven’t even started your workout yet!
How many times have you indulged in a treat, promising yourself you will work out extra hard the next day? Or have you ever exercised an extra hour so that you could “earn” a night out with friends? This exchange of exercise for indulgence sounds logical on the surface, but it’s actually a bad habit that you should avoid. Here’s why.
Who says that setting up a home gym has to be expensive? If you can’t rush out and purchase all the latest, greatest, fancy gadgets to support your workout regimen, don’t sweat it. You don’t actually need a whole lot of equipment to get into really great shape. And if you’re creative, you can make homemade versions of many common gym items.
Many of us are stuck at home right now, and we’re all starting to feel a bit bored. In particular, it can be easy to fall into a rut with your workout routine. Your options are limited, so exercise can become less than thrilling at this time. But because you’re still dedicated to your weight loss plan, you want to keep going. Use these five tips to motivate yourself when boredom strikes.
For any number of reasons, you might prefer walking on a treadmill to walking outdoors. You can certainly get a good workout on a treadmill, and make the same amount of progress toward your weight loss plan that you’d otherwise make… But walking isn’t just walking! Some people who use treadmills are prone to making these mistakes.