Use these easy exercises to have fun while you gently shed some kilos and improve your heath.
Pull some weeds
Gardening is another fantastic way to get out, get active and lose weight. Spend a few hours each weekend pulling weeds, pruning, and generally sprucing up the outside of your house. Then, when the weather warms up, throw a garden party to celebrate all your hard work. Remember, it’s important to reward yourself occasionally, so enjoy a slice of cake along with your guests.
Get a set of wrist and ankle weights from your local sports store. You can wear them while you perform everyday activities, such as cooking, doing the laundry, walking to the shops, or gardening. Even a small amount of weight will help you to shed the kilos. Weight-bearing exercise is particularly important for women over 50 years of age, as it helps to maintain bone density and avoid osteoporosis.
Throw away your 'fat' clothes
Once you have dropped a size or two throw away your ‘fat’ clothes. The idea of buying a whole new wardrobe to replace them will help to maintain your new figure. It will also stop you from wearing clothing which is too big – you’ve worked for your new body, so why not show it off?
It’s never too late to start exercising. The healthier your body is the longer you will be able to stay in your own home and out of aged care facilities and retirement homes as you get older. Learn the facts about obesity at the Better Health Channel Obesity fact page.
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