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Busy women can stay fit, too

Published On: Sep 24 2013 02:18:42 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 07 2013 02:25:55 PM CDT
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(NewsUSA) - In today's busy, high-tech era, women are carrying more and more responsibility. Society expects them to earn a living; climb the corporate ladder; manage a home; and provide for the family by cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and helping care for them. In addition, these women -- who are spread too thinly and on-call 24/7 -- are expected to look good and feel good.

Many women say to themselves, "I used to be very active and worked out every day. These days, I find it hard to fit exercise and diet into my day." They often ask, "What can I do, and where can I start?"

It's a simple question that typically gets a not-so-simple answer. In order to see that people get and stay healthy, here are some quick tips for those busy women and even men.

* Get on a scale, take a photo, and set a goal. You must start somewhere. Find out where you are today. Then, set a small, short-term, obtainable goal. Write it down next to your photo.

* MyFitnessPal.com. It features a calorie counter, food journal and a social network community, all free online or by app.

* Get up and go workout. You schedule dental checkups, haircuts, salon sessions and soccer practices -- why not schedule your fitness? Schedule a 30-minute workout four to six times per week. If you don't, it won't happen. If you can't spare 30 minutes, squeeze in a vigorous 10 minutes that day.

* Photo food journal. Studies show that photographing and journaling your meal is six times more effective for curbing overeating.

* Cut sugar and starches. Avoid white-colored food except cauliflower and meats.

* Join a group exercise program. Yoga, spin and CrossFit, among others, are all great ways to meet new friends and enjoy the familiarity and accountability of group exercise.

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