Want to lose weight for free? No supplements needed, no drugs required, take a walk. With the economy deteriorating fast we are all looking for things to do that are free. Unemployment is up, prices are up, about the only thing going down are our pensions and 401K’s.
Now is the time to make a decision. We can either watch CNBC all day as the analysts try to explain why we have to shoulder the burden of the bad decisions of Wall Street and pay the multi-million dollar salaries of the already rich CEO’s who have destroyed their companies or we can take this time to get in shape.
I have to confess that I have been obsessed with the economy. After spending the last couple of weeks focused on nothing else and slowly sinking into a very blue mood I have decided to take the time to get back on track with a healthy life style and try to lose a little weight in the process. After all the most expensive life style is the sedentary life style since it is the life style most likely to result in health problems. Since I have to buy my own health insurance it is worth it to me to try to avoid doctors and hospitals. I have very little faith that my health insurance company will cover anything without a fight.
The weather is perfect for walking. Start the walking regime that works for you. If you are in reasonably good shape, just open your door step outside and start walking. If you have any health problems at all, check with your doctor before you start any exercise program. You should walk fast enough to get your heart rate up but not so fast that you cannot speak comfortably. Try to increase your intensity or distance every few days. To increase your weight loss and conditioning try to jog for short spurts.
Grab the dog, call a friend, bribe a child, do whatever it takes to get moving. You will feel better after taking your walk and you may just lose weight in the process.