As you’re putting together a weight loss plan, nutrition won’t be your only challenge. You also need to exercise, and for some people that’s an entirely new frontier. What types of activities do you need to do, how long do you do them, how often do you do them, and how much should you challenge yourself? These are just some of the question you’re probably asking yourself.
Regular exercise is critical to your weight loss plan. But what happens if you find yourself feeling fatigued and sluggish every time you head out for a walk? You’re probably more likely to give up and call it a day, but of course that’s not going to help you reach your goals.
You’ve been walking for most of your life, so you might think the idea of making “mistakes” is amusing. Surely you know how to walk correctly by now!
But if you’re walking for the purpose of weight loss, or simply to get in better shape, you actually can make mistakes! Most of these blunders won’t actually harm you, but they can undermine your exercise program and make it less effective. To better support your weight loss plan, make sure you aren’t making one of these walking mistakes:
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.