Exercise and Diet Ė For Your Waistline

Written by Robb Ksiazek

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The Exercise Element

The bombardment of exercise advice is not subsiding, and wonít any time soon. But you just canít pick and choose bits and pieces that you find convenient. Onrepparttar contrary, your regimen doesnít have to be so structured that it will push you away. Common sense is king here, too. Getting exercise for your body doesnít have to come atrepparttar 150853 gym. It can be done inrepparttar 150854 everyday places, doing everyday tasks:

  • Take a walk inrepparttar 150855 mornings or evenings. Stroll aroundrepparttar 150856 neighborhood or local park.
  • Takerepparttar 150857 stairs when they are available. Itís not necessary to completely eliminate elevators, but you can walk a couple flights of stairs.
  • Pushups and sit-ups. The old standards still work. Do as many as you can, and keep pushing yourself to increase it.
  • Get offrepparttar 150858 couch. Watching television is conducive to snacking on junk food. Do something constructive with your time.
  • Buy a bicycle. Donít drive if you donít have to. Almost anyone can operate a bike. Itís fun and healthy for your heart.

Findingrepparttar 150859 simple solutions are easy. It just takes a little common sense in your everyday life to getrepparttar 150860 most out of it. Not everyone was designed to have six pack abs, but everyone can be healthy. Your body mass index, or BMI, a measure of health in relation to your weight, signals what medical conditions you are in line for. Breakrepparttar 150861 trend, just one habit a week. Youíll soon realize that you feel better and youíll desire more results.

Robb Ksiazek writes and publishes valuable information at Body-Mass-Index-4U.com. He researches and practices health and wellness, and believes the mind, body, and soul work in unison toward a fulfilled life.

Self-Care for Adults with ADD: Put On Your Oxygen Mask

Written by ADD Coach Jennifer Koretsky

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Do you like your doctors? Do you feel at ease with them? Do you feel comfortable asking questions? Doctors are experts in human care, and in order to practice good self-care, you must have some great doctors on your side. This doesn't always come easy. It can take some time to find a doctor with whom you are comfortable, but it's worthrepparttar effort. You are worthrepparttar 150852 effort.

Mental Care: The Most Important Part

By now you may be thinking that while all these aspects of self-care seem like common sense, they are a lot easier said than done. When you live life feeling chronically overwhelmed, it's very difficult to findrepparttar 150853 time to put these ideas into action. Here's what you can do to set yourself up for success: take time out.

Schedule in "down time" every single day to help keep your batteries charged. Retreat fromrepparttar 150854 chaos of daily life and allow yourself time to relax - alone. Even if you spend only five minutes a day meditating, walking, or just sitting quietly, it will allow you to slow your thoughts and will help you get centered.

Then, when you feel centered, take it a step further and express yourself! Journal, paint, sing, talk to your plants, or do whatever it is that allows you to express your feelings and emotions! Finding healthy ways of self-expression will help free your mind and allow you to spend more energy focusing onrepparttar 150855 other aspects of self-care.

The next time you find yourself cutting corners on your self-care to focus onrepparttar 150856 needs of others, remember that you canít be much help to anyone until you put on your oxygen mask!

Jennifer Koretsky is a Professional ADD Management Coach who helps adults manage their ADD and move forward in life. She encourages clients to increase self-awareness, focus on strengths and talents, and create realistic action plans. To subscribe to Jenniferís free email newsletter, The ADD Management Guide, please visit http://www.addmanagement.com/e-newsletter.htm

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