Small Steps To Start

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Kathy Walking Down The Stairs

Here at The Good Food Campaign we’re all about good healthy food, and aren’t a fitness site.

However, it is important to remember that as well as eating sensibly, it’s also important to take some exercise too. Aside from keeping your weight down, regular exercise can help prevent diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure.

It doesn’t have to cost anything to exercise. You don’t have to spend money on gym subscriptions. If money is tight,  a half hour walk around the block is free.

You can start off with small steps (well perhaps not literally!). What we mean is that you don’t have to go headlong into a fitness regimen, anymore than you have to go from a 3,000 calorie a day diet to a 1,000 one overnight. Your body will loudly, and painfully, protest at either!

As with tackling diet, perhaps reducing your portion size a little at a time, perhaps one less potato on your dinner plate, you can do the same with exercise. Don’t start off trying to walk ten miles from the get-go. Just take a short 15 min walk, and then as the days go by, make it a little longer; walk a little faster, or both.

If you need some mutual support, then perhaps exercising with a friend, a neighbor, or your partner will help.

Whatever you do, don’t procrastinate over it, as that’s a big failing of the couch potato!

Bulking It Up

BananasSeen the TV commercials with the guys going into the toilets to perform the daily business, that turns out to be promoting a fiber product?

It’s fact that a good intake of fiber helps keep one regular, but did you know it’s also associated with with the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer?

Simply by eating five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, along with whole grain products, such as whole grain bread, and brown rice, and also nuts and beans, you can make sure that you get a good amount of fiber each day. You’ll feel better for it, have no problem in the bathroom, and you’ll have no need to buy a pill or a drink to get the fiber you need – you’ll be doing it naturally.