How To Get Started With Exercise: The Magic Pill Of Your Weight Loss Program

Written by Jimmie Newell

In a previous article, I mentionedrepparttar weight loss mantra of "Eat Less... Move More" and I wrote about how to chooserepparttar 146521 diet plan that could help you eat less. In this article I will discussrepparttar 146522 "move more" part ofrepparttar 146523 equation.

Starting and maintaining an adequate exercise program really isrepparttar 146524 "magic pill' which will jump start your weight loss program and make it easy to maintain your new weight after you reach your goal.

If you are not exercising on a regular basis, check with your Doctor first, he or she can give you guidance on what types of exercise would be safe for you to start with. Start small, doing just a little is far better that doing nothing.

Almost without fail, those who lose weight without including exercise, take a lot longer to reach their goal, they are alsorepparttar 146525 ones most likely to regain all ofrepparttar 146526 weight they lost and possibly even more.

What arerepparttar 146527 excuses for not exercising?

Can't afford expensive equipment... there are many exercises that require no equipment.

Can't afford to join health club... there are many exercises that do not require belonging to a health club.

Don't have time...y ou can exercise in small time increments, as little as 5 minutes at a time, 5 or 6 times a day, while notrepparttar 146528 preferred method, can still be effective.

Possiblyrepparttar 146529 easiest, least expensive and one ofrepparttar 146530 most effective exercise programs is simply walking. Nature gave us all ofrepparttar 146531 equipment we need, all you need to add is a good pair of walking shoes, andrepparttar 146532 determination to improve your health. You don't have to start with a long walk or a fast walk. If you are not walking now, no matter how much you start with will be more than you were doing. If you are really out of shape, maybe only 5 minutes is all you can do at once, that's okay, do 5 minutes today, 6 minutesrepparttar 146533 next day and so on.

Here are some easy ways to start walking more, without thinking about it:

Park atrepparttar 146534 back ofrepparttar 146535 mall parking lot. Park a few blocks away from work, or get offrepparttar 146536 bus a few stops early.

Userepparttar 146537 stairs instead ofrepparttar 146538 elevator or escalator. You should shoot for 20-30 minutes as a minimum and really as long as you have time for. You should try to get up to about a mile in twenty minutes, this will be brisk enough to get you breathing faster and start burning calories. if you can't carry on a conversation, you are walking too fast.

Here are some ofrepparttar 146539 health benefits that a walking program can deliver:

Walking conditions your heart and lungs, helps your body use oxygen efficiently. Helps reduce weight by burning fat and building muscle. Burns almost as many calories as running, but is much lower impact, therefore it is much easier on muscles and joints. Helps relieve stress, contributes to better sleep and overall wellness. Boastsrepparttar 146540 lowest drop out rate of any form of exercise, you are more likely to stick with it.

If you find that you get bored with walking, make a game out of it... how far is it torepparttar 146541 next city or town from you? Keep a mileage log, when you have walked that distance mark it off on a map, byrepparttar 146542 time you get all ofrepparttar 146543 way acrossrepparttar 146544 your country, you will probably have reached your weight loss goal, and be much healthier to boot. Listen to music orrepparttar 146545 news as you walk. Ifrepparttar 146546 weather gets cold where you live you may want to invest in a tread mill.

Picking your nose - Good for your health?

Written by Chris Towland

Picking your nose - Good for your health?

Why is it that when people are driving they think that other drivers can't see them throughrepparttar clear glass windows of their car?

On numerous occasions I have been happily driving along in my home town of Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, UK when I've seen another driver picking his (or her) nose, oblivious torepparttar 146497 fact that every other driver is watching them do it?

To an extent I can understand someone thinking they can't be seen when they're driving along at 50mph but when they're sat at traffic lights it's another matter entirely!

I've just been sat atrepparttar 146498 lights atrepparttar 146499 Burton end ofrepparttar 146500 Trent Bridge and some chap in a red Volvo was sat behind me merrily picking away. I thought he was going to lose his hand at one point. He only stopped when I turned round and gave him a thumbs up sign and in fact he looked quite shocked that somehow I'd been able to see him through his Harry Potter invisibility cloak (ie car windscreen).

You may ask why I gave him a thumbs up sign when what he was doing was in fact quite gross? Well, it's because recent research shows that picking your nose is good for you ...... and eating it is even better!!!!

Yes, I know it's hard to swallow (sorry :-) ) but apparently it's true. Here's a news story I saw recently:

Top doc backs picking your nose and eating it

Picking your nose and eating it is one ofrepparttar 146501 best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor.

Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.

He says society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking and encourage children to take it up.

Dr Bischinger said: "Withrepparttar 146502 finger you can get to places you just can't reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

"And eatingrepparttar 146503 dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengtheningrepparttar 146504 body's immune system.

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