Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Walking With Wellness Wednesday

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, "If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down." ~Rita Rudner

Thank you all for your sharing some of your physical activity tips last week. So, now that we are two months into 2012—how are you doing with increasing your physical activity? Remember when you are increasing your physical activity…every minute counts.
Here is some interesting information from the CDC on physical activity to help motivate you:

1. Only a few lifestyle choices have as large an impact on your health as physical activity. People who are physically active for about 7 hours a week have a 40 percent lower risk of dying early than those who are active for less than 30 minutes a week.

2. You don't have to do high amounts of activity or vigorous-intensity activity to reduce your risk of premature death. You can put yourself at lower risk of dying early by doing at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity.

I have a story to share with you that has been a great motivator for me. Last week my brother took me out for lunch. He politely told me that I looked good. (Brothers can be so sweet, can’t they?) Anyways, I shared with him that despite working out, I haven't been very successful in my attempt at weight loss. To my amazement, he replied, “Kim, who cares if you have only lost a pound. You are here and alive—that is celebration!” Thanks, bro!

My weekly wellness challenge to you all—Move your body for ten minutes every day this week!

Go. Celebrate LIFE!!


Mary Aalgaard said...

You are doing so great. I love it that your brother celebrated that you're alive and well and lookin' good.

Vicky said...

You look amazing! Love your photo :) I am struggling with this big time- with mets in my lungs I struggle for air, and then it hurts afterwards. So not used to not having lung capacity... but I keep going back and trying. I can't wait for the weather to turn a tad nicer- no way will I be able to stay put!

Hester's Heart said...

Kim, Your opening quote by Rita is hysterical! Love it! So glad you have such a good brother to encourage you; I've got a sweet one too. Carry on, Love, Hester ;)

Anonymous said...

Even if you don't lose a lot of weight from working out the health benefits are still great. I started going to the gym in late December & after only 2 & a bit months it's amazing how much fitter I've become.

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