My trainer once said that if people would simply brisk walk 30
minutes per day, lift weights for ten minutes 3x/week, and eat junk
only on Sunday, he'd be out of job. I believe him! We all know how
much better we feel after a good workout. So what are you waiting
If you are having trouble getting started or are intimidated by
the beautiful girls and over-muscled men in the gym, I might suggest
you begin by reading the book, Body for Life, by Bill Phillips.
There are a lot of books on fitness in any bookstore, but this particular
book provides one of the most common sense, and easily implemented,
approaches to health and wellness I've ever read. If you think you
are simply too busy, you'll be pleasantly surprised that these workouts
are designed for busy people…and average ordinary people.
In a nutshell:
1. Do 20-25 minutes of aerobics 3x/week, using the format
recommended in Body for Life. (Although
recent studies suggest 4-5 sessions of aerobic workout per week
may be more appropriate).
2. Do weight resistive exercises for 40-45 minutes 3x/week,
again using the format recommended in Body
3. Be true to your diet 6 days per week and make Sunday your
4. Take adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
If you simply implemented these four recommendations, you'd be well
on your way to regaining your health and your figure!