Last night I went to a high school basketball game, as I sat and watched people enter the gym, I noticed several overweight and out of shape people walk by me. They didn’t appear to be very old, but they were certainly not taking care of themselves. When working at my clinic, I would encourage just about everyone to walk their way to health. So, here are a few benefits of walking your way to a healthier you!
- Walking helps you lose weight
- Walking helps your immune system
- Walking helps your heart health
- Walking helps slow down the aging process
- Walking reduces your cancer risk
Walking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors unless you use a treadmill at home or in a fitness center. When I wanted to lose some weight, I decided to try walking, its low impact, cost effective and fun for the entire group. I lost 50 pounds, felt great and had more energy then I had since playing football. Is there others who would care to share your success story.
I wonder how many of you want to lose weight, but really haven’t started planning on how you want to accomplish that goal. I am getting calls from clients that want to lose weight for 2009. What is the best way I can do that they ask? Well, my first response is, can you do the little things to lose weight? Like what they ask, and I will say can you commit to walking 30 minutes each day, with one day off during the week? Sure I can do that, no problem! Then I will ask them to list the goals for their health for 2009, then make an appointment to go over their goals with them. How realistic are they and can they stick with the program?
You see if you can’t keep the little goals then how in the world will you keep the big ones you want to accomplish. We all want to lose weight, feel stronger, leap tall buildings, run 5 minute miles, but it will not happen if you can’t do the small steps. That’s where people who are committed to losing weight and feel better will show they mean business by doing the little steps. So here is my question for you, how many of you are willing to make a commitment to 30 minutes a day of walking starting January 1st, 2009?
I will make that promise that I will walk with you and we can discuss your fitness and health goals. If you sign on after the January 1st, I will work with you and keep you accountable with walking and losing weight, no matter what the date!
If you need a exercise accountability partner coach, I am the man, if you have questions on how I can help you, go to the contact Mike link or call me for a free 1/2 hour consultation to see if a life coach can help you, that number is 303.456.0555. Have a great New Year!