NO SHORTAGE OF FREE RESOURCES IF YOU WANT TO MAKE CHANGES
If you are looking to make changes in your life and want professional advice, start searching the internet. You can find incredible resources at your fingertips.
The federal government has websites that give advice on nutrition with special attention to the new food pyramid. You can even have your own diet assessed free.
Many medical centers, such Mayo and Stanford, also maintain websites that provide information, again on such hot topics as weight loss and nutrition.
My favorite one today (where I spent the afternoon) is one run by Reader’s Digest. I found articles on 50 habits of thin people, how to shave calories out of your food the painless way, how to curb food cravings, and so on. I even used their calculations to find out how many calories I burned in an hour of tennis vs. an hour in yoga/stretching. I had my diet evaluated and learned about my potential longevity given my lifestyle habits.
The good news is that there was tons of useful information; the bad news is that I didn’t get much else done this afternoon except read about fitness issues. But at least I am better educated on selected fitness topics than I was four hours ago without the cost of a magazine or newsletter subscription.
(If you want to check this site out, go to http://www.rd.com/stayingwell)
If you want the other sites mentioned earlier in this blog, email me and I’ll get them to you. Information is power and we know have the information and power we need to make life-enhancing changes.
January is the time to renew again our commitment to our own fitness and that to our family and friends.
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