Are you fed up being overweight? Do you like your shape? Do clothes that were once your favorites now hang in your closet like painful reminders of how you were before you put on those extra pounds? Read on and discover weight loss tips that won’t cost you a cent and that you can incorporate into your everyday life for permanent weight loss and increased fitness.
Do you regret having paid the annual membership at the local gym? Do you wish you could ever gather enough enthusiasm for actually using the pool in your neighborhood? Or maybe actually get up in the morning for that hour long stroll?
Most of us, sadly enough, lead ridiculously busy lifestyles. And that’s not even an excuse – there literally isn’t enough time in the day to fit in an hour for exercise. The trouble is, it doesn’t go down well with your body, even if it does happen to be true. Your body needs the exercise, especially as the years roll by and there are a number of simple, free tips that if incorporated into your daily life will see you shed those extra pounds and start enjoying your life again.
Before reading on remember one thing-as we get older it is more difficult and perhaps understandable to find it more difficult to shift those extra pounds. Do not be too hard on yourself-this program is designed to work over a period of time by incorporation into your every day lifestyle.
All is not lost however – these five tips will go a long way towards giving you the daily exercise you need.
1) Climb those steps
Whether at home or in office, resist the temptation to jab at that elevator button. Take the stairs, day in and day out. It might seem like a chore in the beginning, but once you get into the groove, you’ll find yourself actually wanting to climb the stairs every time. Give it a week or so, you’ll see.
2) Don’t delegate the household chores
Something as simple as folding laundry can help you out. Do it while watching TV, or vacuum the entire house. Clean the windows, make the bed, make dinner for the family (and clean up afterwards!). Doing all these seemingly innocuous chores might not make you look like you’ve hit the gym – but they can form part of an effective lifestyle change which will lead to long term weight loss and increased fitness.
3) Wash the car
Don’t simply drive the car through that car wash, get the bucket out and give her a scrub down at home. Not only does the car end up looking bright and shiny, but you manage to lose some calories in the bargain as well and be sure to make it a regular weekly job.
4) Walk the dog
Its great exercise for the dog, you save money on the dog walker and you lose calories in the bargain. And it doesn’t have to be an hour long stroll either. Just a twenty minute saunter is more than enough.
5) Take out the garbage, fetch the mail.
Small, simple tasks that you can easily incorporate into your every day life but they all add up at the end of the day. Do these tasks regularly enough, stick with the change and you’ll soon see the benefits. . and feel them.
None of these steps will make you look like the incredible hulk. But they are pointers towards a healthier lifestyle – and well begun, as they say, is half done!