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Step 3 to LASTING Weight Loss – Exercising More

Back in Step 1 and in Step 2, we said that achieving LASTING weight loss was a 3 step process:

All we have to do is:

  1. Become mentally prepared;
  2. Eat better; and
  3. Exercise more

This is Step 3 – Exercising More.

How Do We Go About Exercising More?

As before, exercising more is a 3 step process.

Getting Prepared to Exercise

Go to your doctor and receive clearance to start an exercise program.

I repeat, go to your doctor and receive clearance to start an exercise program.

In case you didn’t get the message:

Go to your doctor and receive clearance to start an exercise program.

Neither EON, nor the experts on the EON Team can be responsible for determining whether or not you are physically ready to begin an exercise program.

That’s a matter between you and your doctor.

 

Begin A Stretching Program

Assuming you have received clearance from your doctor, we at EON strongly recommend you begin a stretching program.

Trust me.  I’ve learned this the hard way.  I do hours upon hours of walking, each and every day.

I refused to start a stretching program, despite having several people tell me I should do so.

The result was that, at a minimum, I’ve had a lot more soreness than I needed to have.

Also, while I was getting healthier and my heart was getting stronger, my muscles were getting tighter.

If I had been stretching, my muscles would have been getting looser.

Recently, I’ve started a daily short program (about 5 minutes or so) of stretching and I cannot begin to tell you how much better I feel.  Additionally, my muscles are much more flexible than they have been at any time in recent memory.

The moral of the story is that you should stretch.

If you want to find out more info on stretching, I’d suggest you check out the following articles:

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE ON STRETCHING

MAYO CLINIC ARTICLE ON STRETCHING

There are also countless videos on stretching you can find by searching Youtube

 

Pick Your Favorite Activity

(or activities)

Personally, I believe walking is the greatest activity of them all.  In my opinion, it puts the least amount of stress on your body and provides maximum benefits for your heart, lungs and muscles.

Since February 1, 2009, I have incorporated walking into my schedule of daily activities.  Since that time, I have lost 125 pounds, my blood pressure has dropped down to an average of 100 to 105 over 55 and my resting pulse rate has dropped to about 50 beats per minute.  All of this from just walking.

HOWEVER, I realize others may think walking is boring and they would prefer other activities.

If you prefer to do something other than walking, that’s fine. The important thing is that you do something and that you do it pretty much every day of the week.

Remember to Take It Slowly In The Beginning

On typical days, I walk 14 miles or more.  But, I didn’t start out that way.

I started out with 15 to 20 minutes a day and I didn’t even walk every day.

I started slowly and I gradually built up to where I am today.

Remember, you don’t have to do marathons like I do.  You don’t even have to walk for an hour.  But, you do have to do something.

So, What Activity Is Best For You?

You’re going to have to decide that for yourself.

To help you get started, we’ve prepared a series of articles on walking, running, cycling and swimming.  As you go through these articles, please bear in mind there are going to be more articles on walking than anything else, as I’ve written books on the subject.

Here are some articles we recommend you check out:

10 Tips To Reduce Stress and Weight Gain

10 Ways To Stay Fit All Year

Go From Fatigued To Energetic

WALKING ARTICLES (Who, What, When, Where, Why)

Who Should Walk

What Is Needed To Walk

When Should You Walk

Where Should You Walk

Why You Should Walk

CYCLING ARTICLES – Coming Soon

MEDITATION ARTICLES – Coming Soon

RUNNING ARTICLES

Beginner’s Guide To Gear For Running

SWIMMING ARTICLES

Getting Started With A Swimming Program

YOGA ARTICLES

De-Stress With Yoga

About The Author

Stanley F. Bronstein

Attorney, CPA and Author

President and Member Board of Directors

As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.

Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s.  He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.

His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves.  Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.

Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.

For more information on Stanley, visit SuperChangeYourLife.com