Are you ready to live a more powerful life by taking control of your
weight and physical condition? If so, here are five ideas that can
start you on the path to a healthier, slimmer body today.
1. Stop using remote controls. Remote controls are the bane of a
prospective weight loser. They may be remarkable gadgets by
themselves but from the weight loss point of view, they just aren't
They really encourage us to take a laid back kind of attitude
towards life itself. In fact if remote controls were not there, the
television would not have become so popular. It is because of remote
controls that people can remain where they are and switch from one
channel to the other. And they only have to twitch a finger muscle to
Now, I have nothing against multi-channel television sets but what I
strongly advocate is that you get up from where you are and change
the channel of the TV each time you want to do so.
2. Try massaging your partner on a regular basis. This is a fun way
to lose weight. It is something that can give your partner a lot of
pleasure and at the same time can give you a lot of exertion there by
leading to weight loss.
The attitude should of course be you scratch my back I
will scratch yours. It should not be a one sided effort or else the
interest will soon dwindle.
In fact, it is a good idea if couples take up weight loss routines
together. They can keep watch over each other, help control those
urges to eat and motivate each other to stick to the routine.
There are a lot of things that couples can do together that can help
them to keep physically active...
3. Try breathing exercises. You might be surprised to know that
breathing exercises too can lead to weight loss. If you are doing the
breathing exercises properly, you will find that you can exert a lot
of pressure on the muscles around the mid section.
You can feel a tightening of these muscles each time you breathe in
or breathe out. So go ahead and breathe properly, it is good for you.
4. Join a dance class. Dancing is a wonderful way to burn off those
extra calories. It is true. When you dance you are in fact burning
away a lot of calories. Of course we are not referring to the slow
ballroom kind of dances in which one person actually leans on the
other one for support. We are talking about fast dances.
The best way to do it is by joining a jazz or hip-hop dance class
because they will really work you out. I would suggest that you wait
for a couple more pounds to vanish before you think of becoming a
5. At the very least, do things like fetching, turning things off
and on by yourself. Often when we come back tired from work, we tend
to get others to do simple chores for us. These things are no big
deal. They are things that we can very well do for our selves but we
That is why we often ask our kids to fetch us this or take away that.
Training your pet is a wonderful thing indeed. It is quite
remarkable how some people get their dogs to fetch them something.
But the fact is that while you may be making sure that your dog is
getting a lot of exercise, you are neglecting your bit of the story!
James B. Allen is the publisher of Power Living Press.
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