10,00 Steps that’s all it takes!!
Per Dr Oz –
Do Your Penis a Favor . . .
. . . and step on a treadmill. Men who exercise enough to burn 200 calories a day significantly lower their chances of impotence. That’s because impotence often has the same cause as heart attacks: blocked arteries. Your penis is like a dipstick for your arteries, so check it. If you’re interested in keeping it up later in life, lace up the sneakers now.
Now is the time in this fabulous weather to start the walking habit.
While it’s beautiful take advantage and walk the streets, greet your neighbors, smell the flowers, hear the birds and get to know the neighborhood pets.
Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise. Fairly safe (watch for cars and bikes), gentle and low impact it has a waist of benefits!!
Our waist lines often are the first sign we need to move – move – move. And walking is an exercise that transports well!! No special equipment required. From lowering LDL and raising HDL levels, to managing Type2 diabetes or even preventing it’s on set, to lowering blood pressure and increasing heart and vascular health walking 10,000 steps is a key to unlock the easiest health door.
A brisk walk is best but it’s ok if that’s not as brisk as someone elses – it’s the movement that truly counts. Start slow if it’s been a while, choose a smooth surface if balance is an issue then put one foot in front of the other.
There are lots of conversations on foot wear. My thought is respect your feet and legs. if they aren’t happy then you won’t walk. Don’t over do, go slow, respect your body and cruise in what ever makes you happy. Yes even barefoot just watch for things that can cut or damage your feet. Thus most people find shoes the ebst thing to wear.
Use a pedometer!! How do you know how far you’ve gone – how many steps there are in your day? A Pedometer!!!
A pedometer doesn’t have to be expensive to work it just has to work. I think my last one was $3.00. Sadly I lose mine to my son. He likes to see how far he goes then finds other uses for the batteries – yep there is a pattern to this lol. Yet a cheap pedometer has served me well.
Once you are walking regularly adding in some weight is a good idea. I’ve sued all sorts of weights over the years. From ankle and wrist to hand held. I often go onto http://www.freecycle.org and find whatever anyone is sharing and that’s what I use. I usually stay under 5lbs each but that’s really a personal preference. Just be safe – no need to strain or sprain anything.
And WATER!! Water you! Staying hydrated is so important. The general agreement is weight divided by 2 = the ounces one should take in each day. Many of those come form fresh fruits and vegetables and the rest should come from water. Check with your doctor though if there is anything in your health that requires his attention he may have another formula for you specifically.