So it’s week 2 of the Dial Diaries; a program that is challenging a hundred people to share with their communities, tips to a Healthier You from Amy Hendel.
Last week I shared about Skin Healthy Foods – how’s my water drinking coming you ask? Well, I’m doing better. I’m getting more than half my daily water intake, which I know isn’t up to par, but it’s more than what I was getting in before, so I look at that as a small victory.
This week it’s all about exercise. I sadly say that I go in spurts when it comes to exercise. Sometimes I do really well, and get on the treadmill daily or the stationary bike, or I do a workout from a DVD. But then I miss a day and – whump! — a week or more can go by and until the scale starts to move up I have little motivation to get back to it.
Amy Hendel suggests actually scheduling exercise into your calendar, so that you have a visual reminder to do it. I just got an iPod Touch, and downloaded an app called “Errands” were I can track tasks on a to do list. So I went ahead and scheduled exercise into my tasks for each day this week. I’ve told myself that when the task comes up, I’ve got to do it, or I can’t go on to the next. So we’ll see how that goes.
I usually only exercise for about 20 minutes, but I’m going to try and work my way up to 45-60 minutes, along with a more intense workout.
I already knew that exercise is an important part of weight loss, and it can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. I also knew that it supports circulation, but didn’t realize that it resulted in a healthier, more radiant complexion. Oh and another thing I learned from Amy, the sweat you (hopefully) generate from exercise, that helps flush out dirt and debris from your pores. Which is why it’s always a good idea to shower after your workouts, to remove the dead skin cells and odor causing bacteria.
I’ll check in next week to let you know how I’m doing in my Healthier You challenges. Visit Dial on Facebook for more information about the Healthier You program and see what other members are saying!
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