March 12, 2017
Healthy habits: Walk in any occasion you have and use the stairs, not the elevator
Today we are going to close the first two weeks with the acquisition of two very important new habits that are going to change your life. Up to now I expect you have taken the decision or embracing the Mediterranean Diet or at least another similar balance diet as Gicelle has done. She is following the South Beach Diet, which is a version of the Med Diet to weight loss, very similar to the plan I am proposing to you. Anyway, Mediterranean Diet should be adopted forever. The only thing you have to change is the type of food you have. Not everybody that follows the Med Diet is trying to lose weight. Actually, when you follow this Lifestyle, you forget that these problems ever existed. This is why the South Beach Diet is just for a limited period of time.
The two new habits I bring to you are:
1) Walk in any occasion you have and use the stairs, not the elevator. These actions, repeated day after day, week after weeks and years after years, will probably extend your life for more than a decade.
2) Start the day doing a easy abdominals activity. Every day, after waking up and going to the toilet, go back to the bed and do the legs exercises in the picture as many times as you can. In a few weeks, you will be able to reach 300-400 repetitions. You put your limits. You don’t have to do many different exercises. Just the one in the picture. And the legs do not have necessarily to be completely stretched to produce results. This is also an aerobic practice that will bring fresh air to your lungs.
This habit will keep your waist thin and will make all the muscles around stronger. Your belly will become flat. This prevents many other disorders. Everybody knows how dangerous is the abdominal fat, how it clogs the arteries, hurts the heart and leads to worse atherosclerosis. The exercises also prevents inguinal hernia. (Go to the doctor immediately if you suspect you might have this problem)
Of course, you can do a more intense o complete set of exercises. The problem is that we generally don’t find the time for them or abandon the practice after a few days. This small daily habit is easy, fast and rewarding. Once you get it, you won’t abandon it.
You will become easily addicted to both practices.