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For many of us the term exercise seems overwhelming when we're just getting started. Try not to think about it in terms of exercise. Get 10 minutes of MOVEMENT! Movement being - taking the stairs at work or parking further way from the door and having to walk!
One of the best ways to get started is to get off the computer - turn it off. Turn off the tv. Turn on music, and start moving! Clean your house. Garden. Work in the yard. Play with the children. Take a walk. But get off the Computer!
Trying to drink 8 8 oz glasses of water a day when I first started seemed monumental and was very stressful. So I decided to start by drinking 8 2 oz glasses a day and work my way up to the 8 oz glass. Now I have no trouble drinking 12-15 8 oz glasses a day. Start small and work your way up!
I have bought myself a big green container that holds water and has a little spout to keep in my frig. It helps remind me to keep drinking my 8 glasses a day. Its so much better cold than warm from the tap. It only cost $6 at walmart. The fill is on top so it doesn't leak.
Getting in water is one of the hardest challenges for me. I typically just don't drink a lot of fluids. So here is what I have learned to do to help. I have 2 water bottles at all times. One in front of me and one in the refrigerator.
You're never too old to start improving your health. Start with small changes, you will feel better. Go for a walk with your spouse (or dog). Eat oatmeal for breakfast. When you are comfortable with the change then add another. Life is too short and precious not to make the most of it.
I have tried lots of diets over the years because everybody always said that I needed to lose weight. But I could never stick to anything. Finally, last year (2009) I decided I was going to do something for me. I set my priority as becoming healthy for me--and it's working (so far 68 lbs. gone.)