Oklahoma Running Mom

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

5 Minutes

Today I was at the gym and saw an older gentleman lifting weights. I noticed him because he was hooked up to a breathing machine. That's dedication...showing up to the gym with a breathing machine. I would have gone up to talk with him but didn't want to be a weirdo.The other day I was watching the Today Show and Joy Bauer was giving nutritional advice. A self professed overweight, inactive person called to ask how to start an exercise program. Bauer instructed her to start immediately by leaving the house and walking five minutes in one direction and then turn around and walk back. After a week up it to six. She said to work up to walking between 30 minutes to an hour at least three times a week. What great advice. You don't have to start out running or working out for hours on end. Start slowly and the probability of success will be higher.

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