It’s hard to get started, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.  Where will the time come from???

Some suggestions:

1. Watch less TV! The average American watches more than 4 hrs of TV a dayIn an Australian study, increased TV watching was associated with increased death rates!  If you must watch TV, do strength exercises during commercials; or watch TV while ride a stationary bike or on a treadmill…

2. Shop and cook in bulk. Preparing your own food is absolutely key to weight loss.  Even bringing a turkey sandwich to work made with tomatoes and mustard (not mayo), with 2 apples, will be far more nutritious than what’s served in most workplace cafeterias.

3.  Spend time with your children and loved ones doing active things. Instead of watching a movie or going out to eat, why not a walk in the park, or a hike on a nature trail?  Push the stroller or strap the baby up, and go!  Or, schedule a “walking meeting” with a colleague to discuss work.

4.  Take the stairs at work.

5.  Get your friends and loved ones to do these things with you. You can enjoy all the benefits of socialization while getting healthier.  Join a walk for a charity in an honor or a family member.

How can you make time in your life???

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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