Little Time? Little Bits of Exercise Still Pay Off

For most people, one of the biggest hurdles to exercising is finding time. We’re always on the go (behind the wheel), then once we meet all our daily responsibilities, it seems there’s no time left for exercise. But researchers from Indiana University say “snippets” of walking may be just as good, if not better, than one long exercise session.

On one day, study participants who all had somewhat elevated blood pressure walked 40 minutes on a treadmill without stopping. Another day, they walked four times for 10 minutes each time. All participants lowered their blood pressure the same amount after exercise. But surprisingly, the lowered-pressure effect lasted four hours longer after the series of short walks. So grabbing 10 minutes here and there four times a day to walk could be just the time-challenged trick to keep you healthier and your blood pressure in check.

Other research shows short bursts of exercises may keep your metabolism raised, to help your body burn calories more steadily throughout the day, too. And that means a slimmer you in less time.

So say so long to the “no time” exercise excuse. Seize your next 10 minutes!

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Dear Diary, Thank You for Helping Me Lose Weight…

SubscribeButton-webdiaryTo lose weight, it’s important to pull together the right tools first. One essential basic is a food diary. Don’t write it off as an optional, “if I get around to it” part of your day. Keeping a food diary can have as much impact on weight loss as cutting out a giant bowl of ice cream every night. Continue reading “Dear Diary, Thank You for Helping Me Lose Weight…”

10 Low-Cal Meals in a Flash

SubscribeButton-web10 low cal mealsNow that spring is here, you’re done with hibernating and are ready to get out and go. When you’re on the run or don’t feel like spending time inside cooking, don’t just grab anything. Mindless eating is a sure-fire way to pack on the pounds. Instead, turn to these quick, healthy, low-calorie meals: Continue reading “10 Low-Cal Meals in a Flash”

Ahoy! Simple Snack Solutions

SubscribeButton-websnack solutionsGreat news on the weight loss front: snacks are an important part of your weight loss plan. As long as you don’t indulge with wild abandon, snacks can satisfy your treat cravings so you don’t feel deprived. And that means you’re less likely to jump ship on your weight loss voyage. The key is to pay attention to what you’re eating, savor every bite, and keep track of your daily calories. Continue reading “Ahoy! Simple Snack Solutions”

Get Back on the Weight Loss Wagon

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What are Appropriate Portions?

SubscribeButton-webportion controlUnderstanding what the right portion size should look like is your ticket to better controlled eating and ultimately weight loss. Here are some smart strategies:
Measure foods you eat often so you learn what a teaspoon of butter or one cup of cereal looks like, for example. Continue reading “What are Appropriate Portions?”

Simple Everyday Tips for a Healthier You

SubscribeButton-webtips to healthier youWith health information and diet books everywhere we turn, we all know what we’re supposed to eat and that we need to exercise. So why do we continue to make the wrong choices and push the scales upward? Continue reading “Simple Everyday Tips for a Healthier You”