Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You Can Easily Lose Weight If You Want by George Hutton

Many people, actually most people today are overweight, or worse, clinically obese. There are many possible reasons for this, and we could go on and on trying to point the finger at one industry after another, but that wouldn't do us much good. The truth of the matter is that once you take responsibility for the shape and appearance of your body, the easier it will be to get to where you want to go.

If you want to lose weight, and chances are you do, then there are really only two ways to go about it. One is to eat less, or eat healthier, and the other is to exercise. Healthy food intake is a vastly complicated issue, so I won't linger on ideas about avoiding fast food or other popular topics. I'm sure you know all about that.

What I'd like to talk about is a form of exercise that you may have overlooked. One you perhaps may have seen others doing, and inwardly laughed, not knowing the true benefits they were receiving. I'm talking about the age old exercise of walking. Yes, that's right. Putting one foot in front of the other, again and again. It may not seem like much, but walking can do quite a lot for your metabolism, your health and your self esteem.

First of all, walking is incredibly easy. I may even so be so bold as to suggest that you have known how to walk for most of your life. Probably your whole life, when you think about it. Walking uses your largest muscles, the ones in your legs. Walking doesn't require any special equipment, except a pair of shoes, some shorts and a T-shirt. Even the shoes are optional.

Walking is also extremely addictive. Once you get into the habit of walking every day, you'll be amazed how much you'll look forward to doing it. Many people in substance abuse recovery programs use walking as away to reduce stress, and eliminate cravings. Walking can bring incredible peace of mind, and has been known to be a source of massive creativity. Many of the worlds greatest thinkers got many of their ideas and insights while walking.

If you are in need to lose a couple pounds, give walking a try. You'll be amazed how quickly you get the hang of it, and how well it can help reduce the stress. And when you consider that many times we overeat because we are suffering from too much stress, this can have the powerful side effect of reducing your caloric intake. Walking will benefit you in ways you haven't even begun to think about yet.