Dr. Jack Rutherford / Dr. Jack on Health and Fitness
Change one habit and lose weight By Jack Rutherford / Dr. Jack on health and fitness
Behavior change experts say you are what you do. That being true, if something is important, then do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.
In the weight-loss game, there is one truth that can make all the difference in your level of success. Daily exercise.
No diet or supplement can make as much difference in the amount of weight you lose as will a daily diet of exercise. Even if it’s just a 30-minute walk around the block, just getting out there will help change your routine.
It’s important to remember that change happens only when you break down old habits that are destructive and replace them with new ones that are geared to your goal.
For best results, you want to be “all in” towards your goal. This means doing some form of exercise every day.
Cardio one day, weights the next, laps in the pool, even yoga. Practice the habit daily.
Doing something three or four times a week isn’t enough to build a new habit. Do it every day, and you’ll find yourself getting in the best shape of your life.
Exercising every day may sound hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Some people make it more difficult than it needs to be and end up biting off more than they can chew. They commit to working out for an hour a day, cut out carbs from their diet, wake up earlier, give up their favorite foods, run a marathon ? nothing less than a complete overhaul of their lives.