Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Start small, be consistent

I was sharing some advice with a friend just now which I thought would be good for everyone who feels overwhelmed by the prospect of losing weight by increasing their amount of exercise. I said:
#1 tip - start small and be consistent. You don't have to be Hercules and make big changes on day one. The most important thing is to do the small daily things on a consistent basis.
It may seem like walking half a mile is nothing. It's not nothing - it's half a mile.
And tomorrow's half a mile makes a whole mile. Pretty soon, if you do it every day, you've have done 2.5 miles in a week, 10 miles in a month.
So, don't be thinking that you have to do great things immediately. If you haven't been very active in the past you need to start off slowly, but do a little bit each day.

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