It doesn't take fifty minutes a day, six times a week, to lose weight. Metabolic reset is best achieved with Tabata-style sprint work: 20 seconds of intensity (whole-body bodyweight exercise, walking, swimming), followed by 10 seconds of rest. Ten-fifteen minutes of this three times a week works wonders. Add 10-15 minutes of stretching or yoga on the alternate days and you have a wonderful basic prescription for weight loss. Weight loss demands both dietary control AND exercise. Each approach, by itself, is partial. But this needs to be combined with meditation, journaling, or counseling to deal with the emotional issues. Self-love and acceptance of our human imperfection can help quite a bit too. Health isn't a place, it's a process, and one we have to address every day.
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 8:14 PM