A Couple of Thoughts For a Healthier You

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A year from now you will wish you had started today on your road to a healthier you.

I started over a year ago trying to get healthier. I walked the dog. I moved more. But I really wasn’t losing any weight or inches.

Then I began using My Fitness Pal to monitor my food intake. It was eye opening to say the least. I realized I was eating way more than I needed and most of it was not healthy. So now I watch what I eat. No food is taboo, but some foods are better choices than others.

I also began using the Couch to 5K free app for my phone. I hit a few bumps along the way….shin splints, knee injury. Now I have advanced to the 10K trainer.

Am I slim and trim? No….not yet. You see I’m older and it takes more effort on my part to increase my metabolism. Is it hard? Yes, I force myself every day to get on the treadmill and then take my dog for a walk. Have I noticed any changes? Yes!! I move without fear of falling. I can sit on a low sofa and get up by myself without my knees buckling under me. I have greater endurance and I’m stronger. My blood pressure has gone down and so has my average heart rate. I am breathing better. I can bend over and tie my shoes without becoming short of breath. I’ve lost a few inches, so I can wear clothes I couldn’t get into before.

So folks, get up and get moving. You will be glad you did.

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