How to Effectively Lose Weight

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One notable goal that we should attain is to lose weight. Being physically fit allows one to focus on greater things. Imagine how difficult it would be to aim for success when you are physically ill. Much of the physical problems today revolves around being overweight. Luckily, I was able to watch Oprah and I just want to with you what I learn from the show:

1. Lose weight slowly. Don’t try to make drastic changes to your weight. This is not healthy. It will cause more problems later. Better take it slowly but surely. Doctors advised that you lose around 2-5 lbs per month. Anything more than that could cause physical problems such as low immunity.

2. Lose weight by brisk walking daily. The goal should be to walk 10,000 steps daily. I timed the number of steps I take a minute and it was 80 steps a minute. 10,000 divided by 80 steps that would mean 125 minutes or 2.083 hours daily. Of course you dont try to reach 10,000 steps in one swoop. No the first rule still applies and that is take brisk walking everyday. Then gradually build up the number of steps until you reach 10,000. You don’t need to walk 10,000 steps in one setting. You can walk for like 30 minutes in the morning, then another 30 minutes in the afternoon, 30 minutes in evening and 30 minutes before sleeping. Whatever works for you. Also count the number of minutes you walk at work. When you are at the office, make it a point to do some walking while working like going to the copier machine, walking to the pantry for coffee or juice, walking to the canteen or taking the stairs instead of using elevators. Or, even going to the comfort room.

3. Don’t eat 3 hours before you sleep. If you do this, you will automatically lose weight. If you make it a habit and do this everyday, you will lose more weight. These are simple easy-to-do-steps which anybody can do anytime, anywhere. You don’t need to buy anything. I hope you will do these steps to be able to attain a healthier lifestyle.


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