Sunday, November 7, 2010

Your STEPS To Weight Loss

Here's a scenario: It's coffee break and the cafeteria is just two floors down from your office, and the elevator door is just right next to your office doorsteps. What would you choose to do, use the stairs in going down or the elevator?
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Chances are, in usual cases, many would use the elevator. Many wants the quick ways, right? Who wouldn't want it?. No sweat, no extra effort. But if you want to lose weight, you'd better be committing to yourself to walk your way a little bit, choose to have an extra effort so that you'll get every chance to sweat and every little chance to burn calories. In the long run, you'll reap the benefits anyway.
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One of the great ways to stay fit is choosing to walk most of the time. This is considered to be an exercise. If you find it a hassle to go the gym class, then schedule a few minutes, few days a week of walking. A 30-minute walking exercise a day, three times a week will already help in giving you health benefits. You start with baby steps and as you continue on increasing a little bit faster, you are already making your big STEPS to your own weight loss program.
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To get you more motivated, here are some more benefits of walking:
  • Helps to speed up metabolism and supports weight loss
  • It helps to relieve stress, depression and anxiety
  • Helps to keep bones strong, therefore a very good preventive approach to osteoporosis
  • It helps improves the body's ability to use insulin, therefore it helps to regulate blood sugar level, beneficial for diabetics
  • It helps to improve sleep therefore helps to address some sleep problems
  • It helps to build strength and stamina. 
Now get up and begin early the STEPS to your weight loss program.
Enjoy the walk!
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