Thursday, May 21, 2009

Step Into Summer

Kick off the holiday weekend on the right foot, and get outside for a walk. A change in season is the perfect time for a fresh start, and increasing physical activity is a healthy option.

Walking is my favorite form of exercise and something we talk about in Chapter 7, "The Joy of Moment" in The Fat Resistance Diet.

Regular exercise such as walking can have both immediate and long-lasting benefits.

Studies indicate that exercise can:

- boost mood
- burn calories
- promote weight loss
- strengthen immunity
- reduce stress

The good news is that moderate exercise can produce the benefits listed above. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an hour per day of moderate physical activity every day. It does not have to be one hour at the gym. As we say in our book, think in ten minute segments. A ten minute walk. Ten more minutes playing with your cat or dog. Ten minutes each time and it all adds up to your benefit!

Wear comfortable rubber soled shoes or sneakers, and bring a bottle of water on your journey.

Please check with your doctor or health care professional before starting a new exercise program.

Wishing you Best Health!

Jonathan and The Fat Resistance Diet Team

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