What is your favorite way to exercise, burn off some calories?
Do you wear your FITBIT and try to get in your 10,000 steps every day? Do you step it up a notch and jog a little bit instead of merely running? Jogging is supposed to be the best form of exercise you can get, right?
Or are you more of a bicycle enthusiast, riding your bike for 20 miles because you can?
While jogging and biking are definitely good, one of these is much more beneficial to you than the other.
Like most of us, Web Watch remembers the joys and the horrors of grade school gym class.
Remember that annual tradition of learning square dancing during the cold winter months? Nobody liked doing that, but it was something for the gym teachers to foist upon their charges and hope for the best.
Anything was better than running laps, typically. Square dancing wasn’t it.
We all need to eat less and exercise more. That’s the basic principle behind losing weight and getting in shape.
For some, getting a Fitbit or similar is the catalyst they need to get their 10,000 steps a day – and if that’s the ONLY thing you’re attempting to do compared to your old habits, then that’s a step in the right direction. Pun intended.
Web Watch could make a million dollars by supplying doctors and physician offices with a stack of Post-It Notes and prescription pads that have LOSE WEIGHT and GET MORE EXERCISE printed on them as part of the standard checkup diagnosis.
There may be rare cases where a physician tells a patient that they have to eat more in order to maintain certain aspects of health, but the vast majority of us do need to lose some weight or get more exercise on a regular basis.
There isn’t anybody out there who gets enough exercise. Professional athletes are constantly training in some manner, and they’re supposed to be the absolute best shape of anybody out there. Even Professional Eaters have to train for their sport.
But for the more casual athlete, are you getting the exercise you need?
We’re always on some sort of diet. You may be on a diet and not know it (check with your significant other if unsure).
For some, it’s just a question of eating less, eating healthier, eating in more instead of eating out. Packing a lunch for school or work, bypassing desserts, cutting out alcohol for Lent…. no matter how you do it, there’s always some sort of decison making that goes along with your meal plan of choice.
It’s getting to be about that time of year, where everyone stops celebrating the holidays and starts looking more towards things that they can do to improve their lives in the upcoming year.
Many experts all say the same thing — you shouldn’t be worried about making a New Year’s Resolution, but rather make yourself a New Year’s Commitment.
The difference is that commitments are more binding, mentally and physically, over a mere resolution where you try to achieve something that may or may not happen. It’s all about committing to your stated goal, forcing that new habit to take effect. A resolution? Beh.
If you’re a normal, reasonable parent – chances are that you’re going to say, “no – my kids are not fat”. Perhaps they’re merely big-boned, or still are working off their baby fat.
Think we’re crazy for even asking? We don’t think so — One study published in the New York Times says that 10% of all children under 2 years old are overweight. That 12.4% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are obese.
If your child is obese at the age of 5 years old — and if obesity doesn’t run in your family genetically at that age — then maybe, just maybe, there’s something in the manner you’re raising your child that is contributing to their lardness.
You get out of bed, slip on your running outfit (with nighttime reflectors, of course), and head out for an early-morning 5 mile run to shake out the cobwebs before you head home to shower and get ready for work?