Fight the Corona Bulge by Treating yourself to a 25- 30-minute Walk Daily
Most women cry, help me lose weight on my hips and thighs. Men cry tummy, tummy, why? Why is all my fat only around my tummy. The research shows that this is a genetic factor. The location of fat in each personís body is a family heritage. Being fat or thin to some extent is hereditary but if one works hard, this can be changed. i.e. anybody can reduce and maintain an ideal weight for height. But if you have a family history of heavy arms or big stomach or heavy hips, then whenever you gain weight above your ideal, it will mostly be in that particular area.
So the first decision is to come to your ideal weight. What is my ideal weight? The simple calculation is to find out your height in centimetres, then minus 100. So if your height is 170 cms, your ideal weight would be about 70kgs plus minus 2kgs.
Many have put on weight in the last few months with work from home, lockdown, gyms and parks locked, etc. Now the impulse is to go on some crash diet. Please understand that all fad diets and crash diets, detox diets, etc., are harmful to the body. During this time with CORONA everywhere, if you try any crash diet please note that you may bring down your immunity and make yourself prone to getting infected with corona. Before you start dieting let me advice you to do something more positive, i.e. to start walking. Weight accumulation around the tummy, hips and thighs starts moving when we stop sitting so much and start walking.
The biggest gift one can give one self and the biggest treat you can treat your body to is to make a mental commitment to take out 25-30 minutes every day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year for yourself. Pamper yourself to a 25-30 minutesí time out every day. In all our busy schedules, as we push our minds and bodies to meet so many targets and challenges the least we can do is to give ourselves this time out Ė to WALK.
Walking is the ultimate over all toner as it exercises 90 percent of all the 500 odd muscles in your body at one time. Keep your tummy muscles tightened and firm when you walk, breath well and donít talk. Then you get an extra tone on the waist line and of course the hips and thighs get firmer automatically. All people from age 5-75 must have a 25-30 minutesí walk daily and the good news is, it can be done anywhere at any time of the day or night. Only tell yourself I wonít go to sleep without having done my walk today. If God has given us a 24-hour a day, then all of us can afford to take out at least 25 minutes to walk and be fit and healthy.
Many are still cautious and want to avoid going to a park or gym. Try to walk within your building complex or around your compound, garden or on the terrace, if in an independent house. Also if your hall or corridor is big enough, you may walk there too. This may not be as fast as walking outside but a slow walk is better than no walk. Besides this, now many YouTube videos are available which help you to do a walk workout for half an hour in your room or hall. A good one which I would recommend and many of my clients have used very successfully in the last few months is WALK Ė Leslie Sansone, on You Tube.
The festive season with all the sweets and goodies is round the corner so before you start adding some more kilos please start walking and shedding the excess weight as soon as possible.
May God Bless You and all the effort youíre going to put to look good and be fit. HAPPY WALKING.