This article is so right on! After many months of inactivity (a new job that was very stressful and sedentary), I suddenly started seeing a frightening trend in that my ankles would be horrifically swollen at the end of the day. It made me feel so OLD!!! (I am 47, but STILL!)
I did three things: got back on track with SP, got back to drinking 8 glasses of water a day, and set my pedometer app on my phone to 6000 steps. Drinking the water made my bladder tell me to get up :) and I'd take the absolute LONGEST route I could to the bathroom -- down two floors -- and then take the LONGEST way back -- outside and around the building! Since Thanksgiving I've lost 15 pounds, and the swollen ankles are a thing of the past! Once I feel very comfortable with 6000 steps, I'll up it to 7000 with an ultimate goal of 10000 steps a day; I read somewhere that that is ideally what you want for optimal health. But I've seen GREAT results at just 6000 (about 2.6 miles total). Just walk!
- 2/5/2013 7:56:21 PM