Monday, July 04, 2005

10,000 Maniacal Steps

Being overweight is probably the top contributing factor to almost all diseases. Excess weight leads to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and even arthritis. Poor diet, as I am sure you are aware, and over-eating lead to weight gain. The other main culprit to weight gain is lack of exercise. Recent research has found that walking at a slow rate (2mph) is just as effective at burning calories and weight loss as walking at a higher MPH rate. This is good news for the elderly, over--over weight and arthritic people. The slow walking is very easy on the joints and just about anyone can go for a slow walk. The trick is that the walks should be daily and last between 60 to 90 minutes. A new weight loss program has become very successful based on 10,000 steps. To lose weight and be healthy, one should walk 10,000 steps a day. This amounts to about 5 miles a day, but it counts every single step you take from wake-up until bed time. Purchase a pedometer (measures steps)(inexpensive), and clip it on your waist and start stepping. It can actually be a fun game to play. You will figure out neat ways to get extra steps in, like parking your car farther away, using bathrooms or water fountains on the other side of the building, etc. All of these extra steps, coupled in with your walking routine will get you to 10,000 steps and a brand new healthy lifestyle.

Thought for the Week: At the inquest over a railroad accident, the crossing guard swears that he waved his lantern to oncoming cars. What he failed to testify, was that he forgot to light his lantern. Similarly, chiropractors who fail to tell the whole story about chiropractic, what it can do and what it cannot do, are deceiving there patients, and more importantly causing them to experience less than the full life they deserve. A part of the truth is not the whole truth. (R.Gold) Regular chiropractic care stimulates nerve flow, improving bodily function, thus improving performance, health and quality of life. IN EVERYBODY, ALL OF THE TIME.


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