Post Thanksgiving Regret

Stuffing, turkey, mashed potato, buttered rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, sitting on the couch and napping afterwards, followed quickly by a series of heart stopping football games.  Does this sound familiar?  Have you decided that you are finally going to get in shape?

I’ve been pondering the same thing, and making excuses.

  • It’s too cold out to continue my daily walking.
  • I’m embarrassed to join a gym because I don’t know how to use the machines.
  • Gyms are too expensive.
  • Walking on a treadmill is boring.
  • etc.

Tips from the Weight-Control Information Network put me in my place and made me realize my excuses were just that – excuses.

Visit MedlinePlus for information regarding Exercise and Physical Fitness.  You will find information regarding getting fit, nutrition, and preventing boredom.

According to the CDC “Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese.”  The Let’s Move initiative was created by the First Lady Michelle Obama to fight this growing trend.

I’m going to increase my physical activity.  Join me by reading the information and then let’s get moving.

  • Are you already active? 
  • Why don’t you share advice or words of wisdom with us?

posted by – Susan, Health Reference Librarian

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