Most folks don't carry their dogs when they walk uphill. I have two dogs but they tend to walk by my side; I'm not dragging them. Thus, the calories burned would be the same whether I walk both dogs, one dog or no dogs, uphill.View Thread
The human body is designed to move and depends on continuous activity for both repair and maintenance. There is no "choice" in the matter; It's a physiological given. If you choose not to move throughout the day, your body will eventually break down. It's just that simple. When you ask for "tips for motivation", that implies you think you have a choice. Sorry, but exercise is a "pay now or pay later" proposition. Whether you're motivated or not, nothing stops nature. We have to move. And, as countless people suffering daily pain can attest, nothing can be more cruel or brutal than nature.View Thread
The entire concept of "exercise" is so warped that it is defeating entire, broad swaths of the population because they feel they can't do "it" on any consistent basis, therefore, they are destined to be huge, forever. The first question you need to ask yourself is this: What's the purpose (and objectives) of "exercise"?Why do "it"?What am I trying to accomplish when I perform "exercise"? These are important things to understand before you ask a question like, "What's the best time to workout?"
Once you educate yourself on what it is you're trying to accomplish, it will transform your perspectives on "work" and "lifestyle". I walk 6 miles a day (13,000 steps)/365 and I haven't thought about "working out" in 10 years...View Thread
As a parent, it's my responsibility to teach my kids how to best care for themselves since they will assume that very same responsibility with their children; my "grandchildren". In other words, I'm the leader of my family and I set the example for my kids to follow...regardless, the size of my home or the weather conditions outside.View Thread
Drinking water is a difficult issue with many adults. Water cleanses and detoxifies. That's why it's so important for your health. Second, study your sleep habits and try to improve it. Waking up in the middle of the night is a sleep wrecker that can be rectified. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. Experiment with "pillows" (most pillows are horrendous for people with even the slightest breathing passage issues) if your snore or ask your doctor about participating in a sleep study. Improving your sleep can make a huge difference in your overall health. Finally, posture. Proper posture can greatly improve the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide that gets exchanged with each breath. Being overweight destroys posture and causes you slouch and pushes your head towards your chest. When you sit or walk, imagine balancing a book on the top of your head. That will engage and strengthen the muscles needed to correct poor posture. Doctors always focus on breathing passages during sleep. The problem is, most people need CPAP when they're awake due to poor posture.
Water, sleep quality, posture and stress management are just as important as exercise and diet when losing weight. Weight loss is slow because people tend to pay far less attention to these critical lifestyle basics. Never forget: Weight loss comes naturally with improved health. It's not the other way around.View Thread
I live in Southern California, artwalk. The town I live has many retired Chinese that have immigrated to America. I walk my dogs at 4 AM, 365 and a second time in the evening after dinner. I see the same cast of characters whenever I walk.
They are all Chinese. They are all over 50.
The obesity rate in Japan and China is 1/10 that of the US. It is all about lifestyle (stress management), movement and consistency. Walking incorporates all three.
In the 26 years I've lived in my town, I have not seen a single, non-asian "walk" on any consistent basis. Zero. View Thread