South Beach Diet - Too tired to workout? Try this!




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beachgal
04-28-2008, 09:44 AM
How Light Workouts Can Beat Hard Ones (http://www.realage.com/ct/shape-up-slim-down/workouts/tip/5644)

This is an amazing article from RealAge.com! They talk about how light exercise can increase your energy level even more than moderate-heavy exercise! Once you've got your energy level revved up, you'll feel able to take on the harder stuff that helps you burn fat and protect your heart.

I know when I first started SBD, not only was it hard to find the energy to exercise but when I did, it was really painful! Even short walks had my back and hips aching terribly. Maybe if I'd taken it easier at the beginning it would have been possible to do more vigorous exercise at an earlier date.

Remember, every little bit counts--three 10 minute walks are just as helpful as one 30 minute walk! As our maintainers have learned, it's a lot easier to exercise than it is to restrict calories--not that you don't have to do both--but it's a lot easier to do more of the former than that latter. ;)

The article also includes (at the end) links to:

a test to find out how "fit" you are
find out more about what's currently sapping your energy
tips on how to reduce stress, which may be a reason you feel so tired


The Editor's tip was really good too--here it is:

The best workout is the one you enjoy so much that you forget you're doing it. Like peddling a beach cruiser around town, snorkeling through a cove, or dancing to the oldies at a picnic. It doesn't have to be work to work.


Czarria
04-28-2008, 10:39 AM
thanks for posting this. I have GOT to get moving. I keep coming up with great excuses. I keep saying "after work, or i'll be late", or "before work, or i'll never have the energy after working 10 hours on my feet" etc. Geez Czarria. Just DO IT.

zeffryn
04-28-2008, 10:49 AM
Great article! I love RealAge.

DS just got a tricycle....so some of my exercise will be following him on it. Slow....but fun, and better than vegging on the couch!