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Getting Fit One Day At A Time

Losing weight and getting fit is hard, but don’t let yourself get discouraged. Getting rid of all that excess fat is just like a lot of things… the best way is one day at a time. If one day, you have a setback, just try harder the next, but don’t beat yourself up about it. That will almost certainly lead to failure. Over eating seems to be in some ways, a symptom of depression so it’s really important to keep positive and upbeat. One day at a time does not mean not to set goals. It just means that between the goals, live in the now. It also means that just because you back-slide one day, you can still win the next day and the next. Also try to learn from your setbacks instead of dwelling on the negative of them.
This thinking is from Alcoholics Anonymous, but it applies to lots of things. For alcoholics, this can be of life or death importance. Usually, losing weight is not quite as serious, but it is very important for long-term health. A huge amount of our health problems today are directly related to people being over-weight and out of shape.
A while ago, I woke up thinking bad thoughts about the fact that I had had some sweets the night before. My wife had just gotten a huge basket full of sweets for Mother’s Day and I seem to have a real problem with late-night snacking while watching TV. That morning, I just decided to put extra energy into my morning workout and I felt really positive again!! The basket got hidden away for a week!! It’s OK to cheat once in a while. It’s bad to dwell on the negatives.
For a month or so, I was on a real plateau. My weight stayed the same and my workouts didn’t seem to be improving. One of the ways I have been gauging myself is how many and how well I am able to do pullups. During this time, they were not improving at all, but I just kept doing my workout anyway even though I was feeling pretty discouraged at times. I just had to remember that when I first started, all I could do was 3 pullups while pushing myself up off the floor. During this “plateau time” I was doing 7 pullups with only a slight cheat push. Each day I just kept going and reading about what to eat to improve my health and help myself get fit faster. That is the subject of a whole different article, but the point is that I didn’t just quit. I kept moving forward one day at a time and got past it. I am now making progress again I’m happy to say, and am at 10 pullups now. I also beat my last best time for my run of two weeks ago today by 45 seconds!! I’m actually starting to like the way I look albeit I still have a ways to go, I now know I will get there by doing it (you guessed it) one day at a time.
Update on the basket full of sweets: It’s been 3 weeks and there is still lots of them left. Back in the old days, it would have been all eaten up in a couple of days!!!
Just remember, keep positive one day at a time. Think: get fit, get fit, get fit and YOU CAN DO IT!!!…

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Getting Older? Time To Step Up Your Game!

You have always been active. You have worked for forty years. You are about to retire. Everyone asks you: “But what will you do with all your time?” Be assured, this will not be a problem. Here are tips on how to stay active, healthy and contribute to society in your older years.

Increasing your social activities can improve your lifestyle as you get older. Being part of a group can help you to keep learning and experiencing new things. Join a seniors group, a craft class, or a cooking class. Keeping busy will give you no time to feel older!

Did you know that high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes are risk factors for dementia? These risks become more severe due to smoking, lack of exercise and high cholesterol. As we age, it becomes increasingly important to control these disorders in order to maintain good mental health as aging progresses.

Take every opportunity that you have to tell the people that you love that you love them. You do not want to have any regrets on your deathbed about not telling a certain person that you loved them when you had the chance. Let them all know you care while you can.

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In order to protect your skin from the effects of aging, be sure that you have plenty of Vitamin A and Vitamin C in your diet. If you eat plenty of fresh produce you should be getting enough. Both of these vitamins help to prevent wrinkles. If you think that you do not get enough of these vitamins from what you eat, you ask at your health store about quality vitamin supplements.

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Quitting smoking is one of the most important health tips at any age but as you get older, you are going to hear it more and more from doctors and friends. Smoking does not only lead to cancer, but it will also accelerate the aging process of your face. You will develop more lines around the eyes and mouth.

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Drink eight or more glasses of water every single day. Water does a lot of things that help your body combat the signs of aging. It makes your skin look healthier, it removes toxins from your system and it brings important nutrients to the cells in your body. Make sure you have enough water in your diet, you will feel better for it.

You know you should eat healthy as you age to keep your body in optimum health. Every once in a while, though, you need to indulge yourself. This way, you do not have to dread the same old same old every day, and can look forward to this treat. This may help you keep to your healthier eating plan if you know you get to have a party occasionally.

Now you have heard tips on what to do in your later years. Look for what truly suits you. You worked for other people all your life. Now you have a new range of choices. Whether it is as a volunteer helping others or launching a new career, your life experiences qualify you to forge ahead and meet new challenges.…