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5 Easy Weight Loss Tips You Can Use Right Now
Sometimes, just the thought of starting on a diet and fitness regimencan be so overwhelming, we stop before we even give it a shot. Let'snot be overwhelmed then, OK? Instead, let's look at 5 easy ways youcan start down the path to a slimmer, lighter you.
1. If you have a sitting job, stand up and stretch yourself everyhalf an hour. Most of the jobs today are indeed sitting jobs that arein one word sedentary. This is especially true for those who sit andpunch away at the keyboard or toy with the mouse all day long.
So if you have such a job, make it a point to get up at least everyhalf an hour and stretch yourself.
2. Stop being a couch potato. It is the easiest thing in the worldto become a couch potato. You know what we are talking about don'tyou? That shapeless thing that sits or reclines on a shapeless chairin front of the television and thoughtlessly munches away atsomething fried!
If you are inclined to become a promising old couch potato, breakthe habit, cut at the very root of the vine. And you want to knowwhat is the best way for that? Take away that favorite chair ofyours. In fact, it would be a very good idea if you could keep achair that isn't too comfortable in front of the TV.
3. Eat only when you are hungry. Some of us have the tendency to eatwhenever we see food. We use parties as an excuse to stuff ourselves. Understand that the effect of a whole week of dieting can bewasted by just one day's party food. Whenever you are offeredsomething to eat do not decline it completely bit just break of anibble so that you appear to mind your manners and at the same timecan watch your diet.
4.When you decide it's time to start working out, start slowly anddon't get discouraged if you don't achieve your fitness goals afterthe first week. Many people make this mistake. They feel that if theyreally push their bodies they can lose more weight in a couple ofwork outs. This is a very serious thing in fact.
If you try to push your body too much in the first few goes, you arelikely to end up with sprained joints, a sore back and even tornligaments. The rule to be followed here is slow and steady wins therace.
5. Finally, I would like to let you in on a easy fitness secret. Asit is I understand that most of us tend to put on weight particularlyin the mid section, right. It is the tummy that seems to have a mindof its own. Well I will tell you a sure shot method to reduce theflab around the waist line. Mind you this doesn't hold true for postpregnancy tummies. This is what you have to do.
Breathe in air as strongly as you can and as you do so, tuck in yourtummy as much as you can. Hold it like this for a few seconds andthen slowly release your breath taking care not to let out yourtummy. Try to keep breathing like this at least fifty or sixty timesin a day.
In fact breathe like this whenever you can remember to do so. Afterthe first day, you should feel the muscles of your stomach tighteningeach time you do this. Then you know that you are on the right track.If you practice this without fail for 20 days, at the end of thetwentieth day, you will have lost at least an inch!
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