This year I spent most of the time on the mental aspects of weight loss—excuses. In the past, I have written articles on exercise, so before this year ends I want to reiterate the importance of exercise.
Although in my opinion, getting the weight off is supreme, the journey can be different for each person. We all have different time considerations, follow different plans, and have different goals. Diet is primary for weight loss, but exercise is important to the wellbeing of the body and mind.
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to evaluate your exercise goals and maybe step them up a notch. I know I’ve slacked in the area of weight training. I have the needed equipment so one of the things I’m doing is getting the weight training going at least three times a week. I hope you have some exercise goals, also.
Even the senior can benefit from exercise. Regular exercise helps older people remain independent and by helping prevent falls. It can strengthen the muscles of even the frailest older person. It tends to increase appetite, reduce constipation, and promote quality sleep. All this and it also helps change your attitude and mood. At the minimum—walk, walk, walk.