Exercise is a handy boost
Eating well is just half the key
Eating healthily and being more active go hand in hand when embarking on a weight loss journey.
Yes, you can lose weight without moving more than you normally do, but it makes life a lot easier if you change both your eating and your activity levels at the same time.
At Weight Watchers we encourage our members to either take up an activity they will enjoy or just move more in their daily life and make it part of their routine
Having some support whether it’s with your eating or with your activity routine can be crucial to whether you will succeed or not. Our Weight Watchers members get great group support in our meetings and also the ongoing support of their leader.
I like to give my members a challenge! This week I’m starting an activity challenge where my members will track the steps and miles they are walking over a week. I will add up the total miles and see where we could have walked to. This can be done with a pedometer, an activity device like a Fitbit, or an app on a smart phone such as Map My Walk.
So how are we going to increase our steps? Leave the car at home, take the car and park further from your destination, take the stairs and not the lift, go for a walk on your lunch break, get some friends together and go for a walk in the evening or at the weekend, borrow a dog, go to the gym.
There are endless possibilities which can be fit into a busy lifestyle and be made part of an enjoyable routine. Stepping up our activity will burn calories which in turn aids weight loss.
Could we get to Blackpool from Glasgow which is 149 miles or to London from Glasgow which is 692 miles? I will be reporting back the results in my column next month.
Find your local Weight Watchers meeting at weightwatcherslocal.co.uk.
Fiona Pediani, from King’s Park. (Inset) a Fitbit.