Thursday, May 2, 2013


If there's one thing I know about staying fit and looking good, it's that you can't just rely on eating lighter (or God forbid, dieting!) to do it.  Sure, eating healthier and lighter has its benefits, but there is no way on God's green earth that anyone can keep thin and gawgeous without getting some regular exercise.

 We are thin and gorgeous!

Exercise!  It's a word a lot of people don't like, but getting some in there is a necessity if you want to have any chance at looking good physically.  There are plenty of forms of exercise one can do, everything from all out gym workouts to running to playing a sport.  Joining a gym is usually the first thing a person does when they want to start working out, but more often than not, it ends up being a monthly bill that pays for less and less workouts because let's face it, the hardest thing about going to the gym is going to the gym.  So I say why not do the easiest thing and start walking?

Walking is probably the easiest way to get exercise.  It's really effortless, and you get to see a lot of interesting things you wouldn't ordinarily get to see driving in the car.  You can pop that iPod in your pocket and enjoy your favorite tunes while you do it.  You can walk with a friend or family member and spend some quality time getting fit together.

Truly, walking is the least anyone should do for exercise.  I work out regularly, but I can't always find the time to get them in every day, and so the one thing I do almost every single day is walk, because it's so easy, and my body is in the best shape it's ever been in.

The research can be found all over the place.  Among other things, walking helps to prevent various conditions, including Type II Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, it strengthens your bones, helps you maintain good balance and coordination, it lifts your mood, and it helps you stay fit.  So if you're looking to lose a few pounds and you're not too keen on joining a gym or getting regular exercise, I say what are you waiting for?  The weather's nice so there's no excuse.  Get on out there and start walking!  

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