Your Simple Plan for Weight Loss

Written by Paul Buckley

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Take a half-hour walk aroundrepparttar park. Aim for a pace that's a little faster than a stroll, but not fast enough to be breathless. Burn: 160 calories.

Get out your bike and take a ride. Tackle a few moderate hills and aim for about five miles total. Burn: 250 calories

Go dancing - and really DANCE. The longer you're out onrepparttar 149062 floor instead of atrepparttar 149063 table drinking up high-calorie drinks,repparttar 149064 more you'll get out of it. Dancing that makes you breathless and warms up your body will net you a nice calorie savings. Burn: 400 calories for one hour

Swimming is great for you, and a lot of fun, too. The water resistance means you burn more calories, and you avoidrepparttar 149065 stress impact on joints from aerobics, dancing or walking. Do a few laps at a slow crawl - if you can get up to an hour you'll be doing great! Burn: 510 calories

Get out into your garden. An hour of gardening tasks that includes bending and stretching can burn up to as many calories as a brisk walk. Burn: 250 calories.

Play a game of tennis. Hook up with a friend for a weekly tennis game and you'll be amazed atrepparttar 149066 difference. One hour of vigorous tennis is one ofrepparttar 149067 best calorie burners around. Burn: 800 calories

Itís important to keep in mind that all exercise/calorie numbers are based on a woman weighing 130 pounds. If you weigh more, you'll burn more. Want an added bonus to burning calories through exercise? When you exercise, you build muscle by converting it from fat. Three guesses which kind of body tissue burns more calories - even when you're not exercising. You got it - your body uses more energy to maintain and feed muscle than it does fat.

For best results, mix and match food savings with exercises that burn calories. Do keep in mind that eating less than 1000 calories a day for more than a few days will convince your body that it's starving and slow your metabolism. Keep calorie ranges reasonable, and consult a doctor if you want a quicker, more drastic weight loss.

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How to Cope With Stress and Anxiety

Written by Trevor Dumbleton

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Thus, you must understand that you can also control your mind. Stress and anxiety do not need to take over your mind. In fact, you can control how your mind responds torepparttar problems that arise in life.

Remember that you can decide not to be stressed. You do not have to be anxious. You can change your mind and let things slide away. Yes, there are many things in this world to worry about. However, worrying about them will not change many aspects ofrepparttar 149061 modern world. Constantly thinking about work,repparttar 149062 environment,repparttar 149063 economy, or politics will not change them. Instead, resolve to change things that you can change and do not worry about what you cannot control.

The thing to keep in mind is a sense of perspective. Yes, work is stressful, but do you need to worry about being attacked by a lion when you leaverepparttar 149064 office? When you go shopping for groceries, do you need to think about whether there will be a pack of marauding barbarians inrepparttar 149065 produce section? Hopefully,repparttar 149066 answer is, "No." Thus, you do not haverepparttar 149067 same concerns as our forebears and you should keep that in mind. Life is pretty safe these days andrepparttar 149068 so-called "Age of Stress" is entirely of our own creation. We are stressed about things that we decide to be stressed about. Andrepparttar 149069 things that we are stressed about really aren't that important inrepparttar 149070 long-run scheme of things.

Stress and anxiety are, seemingly, enough to worry about on their own. So don't fall intorepparttar 149071 trap of keeping them going. Keep life in perspective, keep yourself on an even keel and remember that you can control your own mind. If you can manage to do that, stress and anxiety to not need to take over your life. is a categorized resource directory for everything to do with stress. Get a free ebook to help with your stress levels:

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