Sunday, August 23, 2009

Diet pills and all that jazz

We have become a take a pill for what ails you type of society. It is that type of mentality that has gotten us into the obesity problem we now have. People want to eat and eat, what they want, when they want it, without regards as to what overeating will do to their bodies. They think that taking a pill will stop any ill effects of overeating.

I can prove my point easily by pointing out how many internet searches there are done hourly on the internet for the "best weight loss pills", or "diet pill reviews". People, when will you learn to eat to fuel and maintain your body and not to over indulge your taste buds? Sure it tastes good, so just eat enough to taste it, not gorge yourself. A pill will not help you in the long run.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Diet tips

When I talk to people about diets, dieting and fads, people often ask me what is the best weight loss supplements I usually tell them, good wholesome food, but in small quantities. It is not the type of food but the amount. You can eat anything you want if you keep the portions small. If you want to lose weight just keep everything no bigger than taster size.

I am also asked what to eat or drink to keep the hunger pangs away. I tell them not to starve themselves. Eat small portions yes, but every 2 hours. The idea is to always keep something in your stomach so you won't go overboard eating at meals. Water will fill you up and in fact can help you feel full. Peanuts are also a good way to keep the hunger pangs away during the night. Just eat a 1/2 cup of peanuts before you go to bed so you won't want to get up and have that midnight snack.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A jogging buddy

One of the best ways to be motivated to exercise is to have a buddy. If you are lucky enough to have a pet dog, what a better way to exercise your dog and yourself at the same time? Both of you would benefit from the workout. I sometimes go jogging with my four legged home alarm systems from time to time. They enjoy the time I spend with them and I feel relaxed and rejuvenated after the jog.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Be good to your lungs

Of course you know better than to smoke if you are trying to get into shape. Your lungs will require more air as you workout and you need clean air for your body to not be stressed out. Keeping that in mind you will want to exercise in an area that is free of smoke, air pollution and dust. If you exercise outdoors, watch the local pollution reports for the air index. If you exercise indoors then you should have a dust free area which means you will either have to keep your workout area clean and keep an eye on your indoor air filters on your air conditioner or heater.

Take care of your lungs. If you start coughing during your workout it could be because of dust or that your heart is struggling. Slow down and stop if you have to. You need to eliminate the cause before you continue. The first thing will be to determine if it is dust or indoor air pollution. If that is not the case then a trip to the doctor is in order for a complete check-up.