New research shows that when overweight kids lose weight, they're more likely to stay in shape if they take part in a weight-maintenance program.
Where do we begin and how can we help our kids? WebMD has a new place for you to find some answers and support from other parents and guest experts, it's the Raising FIT Kids Community!
What is the role of the parent when it comes to raising FIT kids? Do our kids know how many calories & fat grams are in a slice of pizza? Are we setting an example of healthy eating or an active lifestyle for them to model?
Please come on over to our brand new Raising FIT Kids Community and join in! We'd love to have your feedback and think this will be a great start for teaching our children about living healthy.View Thread
Wow, that's a lot of good reasons to take up golf!! Never realized how much of a workout it could be!
Similarly, I walk and have a regular fitness regime, but last weekend when I spent hours working in the yard pulling weeds, trimming hedges, thinning plants in my lovely little veggie garden, and raking....my legs were sore for 3 or 4 days!
And, I'm not talking a little sore. It was one of those times where you do "the drop" to sit down because your legs won't bend. LOL
There are so many ways to get exercise without it seeming like exercise. Makes it much more fun, too.View Thread
Knowing when to work out or when to wait it out can be perplexing. According to this WebMD article, When Not to Exercise, if you have the flu you should "Head to your sofa, not the gym. Skip your workout until you recover. With the flu comes a fever, so heed the rule not to exercise when you have a fever." "The key is to be able to listen to your body and the cues it is giving you and decide if exercise is right at that time".
Remember, there is a fine line between pushing yourself and pushing yourself too hard. So, be safe and check with your doctor before making any big jump back into exercise.
Hope you're feeling better and you come back often to share your fitness progress!
Glad Rich could give you a few exercise ideas and hope you check with your rheumy or other doctor, as well. If you're getting sick after exercise, then that's something you'd definitely want to discuss with your doctor, too.
I found this cool Slideshow that will show you pictures of how to perform a few gentle exercises: Fibro-Friendly Exercises . As Rich said, you didn't mention Fibro, but this may be a good place to start since you're experiencing chronic fatigue.
Please let us know how things are going, what your doctor recommended when you talked to him/her about your fitness regime, and if any of this info helped. View Thread
We've all said it, "This is it! I'm going to do somethingabout my weight!" We know we will need to eat right and exercise and we truly desire to make this happen in our lives, but somehow it never does. "Doing something" never gets past the initial planning stages.
If you've missed the part of the series, here is a recap for you to jump right in:
Starting Over…And Where to Start - Starting over with weight loss again, starting a journey to a place you feel you never really leave or heading to a place you never get to: a healthy weight.
But Food is My BFF! - Food is a very important relationship. Just how important? Is your diet like a great boyfriend you cheat on with food?
Moving 100 Lbs - Exercise is important. But how does one actually exercise when your 100 lbs overweight? Even walking is a challenge.
Committed to Commitment - Where is that switch you turn to make all this happen? How do you get your brain going, not just your body, and really invest in this process of being healthy?
Take a moment to visit our Dieting Club: 50-100 Lbs Communityas we finish up our closer look at the challenges of losing 50-100 lbs, how it differs from other weight loss goals, and how your weight influences how people see you and how you see yourself. Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, bView Thread