Be a gym bunny and hop to it for weight loss
A little movement can go a long way
“Are you going to the gym?” This one question can make you hide behind the sofa, or make you want to grab your water bottle and get out the door. Which one are you?
Finding time, and the willpower to be active, can seem hard for some, but when you are trying to lose weight, a little extra movement goes a long way.
On the Weight Watchers plan, we actively encourage our members to move more. Losing weight is always an amazing thing to do, but mix this with some extra activity, and not only will it make you feel fab, but it can help you achieve that goal weight quicker.
Becoming active releases a happy hormone, so why not do some more?
The health guidelines advise a normal adult should be aiming for 10,000 steps a day. That may sound a lot, but when you start moving those steps can really add up quickly.
Also becoming more active does not mean you have to “hit the gym”, or do a marathon. Becoming more active can include everyday things you are already doing. Cleaning your house, washing the windows, hoovering, walking the dog or taking the kids to the park and kicking a football.
Even if you think you are not able to be active, rather than focusing on what you cannot do, focus on what you can do.
If you have health restrictions that do not allow you to get out walking, are you able to do armchair exercises, while watching your favourite soap?
Or can you walk up your stairs one more time, just to get extra steps in?
I have a lot of members who are challenged by their health, but they want to lose weight so they ensure they fit something extra into their everyday lifestyles.
If you are determined enough, then you will fit it in.
Fancy joining one of my local meetings to find out more? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop along to the Burnside Hotel, Cambuslang Rugby Club or Fernhill Community Centre to get involved.
Working out Does the prospect of the gym fill you with fear or joy?