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New Year’s fitness and diet resolutions, your December plan

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Now with the holidays in full swing and Christmas just a few weeks away, it is never too early to create and develop your New Year’s fitness and diet resolutions goals for the New Year. This is crucial because now most people are getting bombarded with articles and commercials for new diets and exercise programs that can help you lose weight and get fit. The problem the writer has with all these fitness articles is that some of them make false claims or are seem to give the reader the false belief that to get fit very little exercise is required, please view the article below. Yet even more disturbing is that a person can simply take a pill to lose weight or eat only a very limited variety of foods. Now the writer has mentioned this before, he is no expert when it comes to dieting and losing weight. The writer considers himself a fitness apprentice that is always open to trying new ways to exercise and incorporate more fruits and vegetables into his diet. The reason why the writer does not consider himself and expert is because of something his Karate instructor once told him many times, never get complacent but continue to grow and learn. Sometimes experts in a specific field such as fitness can literally close their minds to new information because they consider themselves an expert. Now you as the reader, a fitness apprentice yourself, needs to develop goals to be healthier and fit. Here are some steps to achieve that goal.

Now look at the bowl of fruits and vegetables pictured above, chances are no one or very few friends and family members will offer one of those items during any kind of party, so you have to offer yourself fruit or vegetable during the week. In fact it would help if you the reader could eat at least one of those items a couple of times per day. Secondly, try and say no thank you to offers of desserts, one less slice of pie eaten can mean less weight gain later on. Also offer yourself less alcohol drinks this month and next year, most people are not aware of that many alcoholic drinks are high in calories especially mixed drinks and beer. Finally offer yourself the chance to get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day whether it would be walking, running, lifting weights or essentially any kind of physical activity that can get your heart rate up. Listen it is sad that as rich of a nation as we are in the USA, we are failing in health and always rising in the World’s obesity rates. In fact there was a recent article that highlighted specific countries where people’s life spans are the longest, our United States are way down that list for healthy living, see article below. It does not have to be that way; all of us can change this culture of high obesity step by step, for ourselves, our kids and future generations. For more information please contact the writer at dadsonpowermode.com.

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/7-most-important-tips-lose-weight-keep-off-171900170.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ten-countries-where-people-live-longest-183005793.html

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