2. Restrict or avoid running on uneven surfaces, steps or steep inclines. Test by running on smooth level surfaces and see if that relieves pain.
3. Purchase orthotics for running or try a different brand of shoes.
Suggested Treatment for Injury: 1. Rest (temporarily perform non aerobic, low impact exercises like swimming) 2. Ice down immediately after running 3. Change to new & different shoes 4. Build up muscles supporting injured area; consult physical therapist for specific exercisesView Thread
People who exercise a great deal enjoy being outdoors.
That's why, in any weight loss situation, I think its so important to rekindle that fundamental desire to get outside...to be "unconfined".
The saying goes, "You have to walk before you run" has a much deeper meaning, today, than ever before. Forget the silly "details" of exercise; that can always come, later...What tampon should I wear, what's my max heart rate, which trainer is best, what's the best time...
First, just try to get your butt outside and learn to love it...View Thread
You think you don't have time, now, just wait till the baby comes. As a security officer, you have more time than you could possibly need to make the improvements you want. Time is not the problem.View Thread
"There is no such thing as failure. There's only 'results'." In other words, presently, you're neither failing nor doing nothing...You just don't like the results, is all... Do you really need to be told how to change that? View Thread
I'll add this seldom discussed fact as an example what these major weight losers discover during their weight loss journeys: What you eat is far more important than how many calories you consume...
Two people can both eat a 2,000 calorie diet. But depending on content, one person may burn only 200 calories to process and digest their food. Where as my diet may "burn" as much as 600 (of the 2000) calories. This is the "fallacy" of calorie counting that people simply fail to understand (to their own demise). So many people cry that they can't get "motivated" to exercise when if they simply changed their diet they could burn more calories through digestion than they could ever walk or bike in one hour at the gym!
Note: This is the very reason, btw, why meal replacement "shakes" and "bars" don't work, either. You burn nothing on the backend to digest these "foods". Nutrition without the backend "burn" expended through digestion does nothing to raise metabolism. Eating plenty of lean proteins, beans and lentils & fruits and vegetables raises metabolism, naturally, through digestion.
On a side note, many doctors warn of the dangers of overusing laxatives when fighting constipation. Reason being, it makes the colon and large intestines "lazy" and they loose musculature which exacerbates constipation even more.
Digestive problems (colitis, lactose intolerance, diverticulitis, IBS, Celiacs) are commonly associated with Obesity for much the same reason. Their past diet has made their digestive tract weak and lazy. Now, when they eat something high in fiber, they run into trouble.
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I won't comment on your lifestyle other than to say it's obvious to you that change is needed (and it gets harder to change as we age).
If anyone reads any of the "before and after miracle weight loss" stories circulating on the internet, you'll notice that the central theme centers around exercise. Those lucky few who lose 100, sometimes, 200 pounds workout, religiously. That's a big piece of the puzzle. From my own experience, daily exercise provides so much benefit, there is simply no more positive lifestyle change a person can make. Continuous, daily activity is essential for weight loss. If you're unwilling or too tired to find time to move a little bit more each and everyday, you're not going to succeed. Tough as that sounds, it's pretty much the rule.
Second, none of them eat or drink, as you do, for "energy". They focus on maximum nutrition with every meal. There's nothing cavalier or impulsive to their approach to eating. It's all planned...There are strict rules to follow...They avoid "accidents", this way. If you notice, all of them lose the desire to eat all the "old" foods they use to enjoy. It's like building a sandcastle to close to the tide. What's the point of all the hard work if a single wave, every night, washes it all away?
Change is tough because it requires a difference in attitude and thinking. I find that education is key to facilitating change. So, study hard and good luck.View Thread
Becoming depressed in an work environment filled with threatening and aggressive people is very common. Statistically, 3 out 4 employees in the US hate their jobs. Is this because people are eating unhealthfully and not performing sufficient exercise or is it because businesses often don't encourage and motivate their employees to continue to improve their performance? From my perspective, it's a little of both...
You're smart to focus on improving your fitness to combat depression. Fit employees are better equipped to handle heavy workloads while staying positive and emotionally stable. Looking back on my career, I can identify a couple experiences where I let my employer and fellow co-workers down because I lost control because I was not fit and healthy. At the time, I blamed them but, in hindsight, I was not mentally and physically prepared each day to cope with the stress because I was eating so terribly.View Thread