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Secret motivational tool to pump up your exercise level

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Secret motivational tool to pump up your exercise level

My spry mother-in-law puts me to shame.
Aase Mayo-Smith is 80. Self sufficient and like most mature ladies, enjoys gardening, needlepoint and doing volunteer work.
For years Aase has not only belonged to the gym, she regularly works out in the weight room - at least two times a week. When we see each other usually every weekend, the topic of the gym and exercising comes up. It's always me who is the laggard - the one with the excuses about why I didn't do aerobic classes that week. On Saturday she explained how she has been adding early morning walks to her exercise repertoire, "I do at least 3000 steps on the pedometer and walk up hill" she said.

This brings me to our Mayo-Smith Motivational Monday point. What is a great motivational tool to pump up your exercise level and thus health?

A Pedometer.
It's a small plastic gadget, matchbox size. You hook it onto your waist on your skirt or pants. It has the power to instill an awful sense of guilt.

They can simply tell you how many steps you've taken and how far you've walked. Or the more costly ones also tell you how long you've been walking, the calories you've burnt. The goal is to walk at least 10,000 steps a day. If you sit for most of the day, I bet you wouldn't exceed 3500!

A pedometer is great because it makes you inwardly want to get as close to or exceed your 10,000 step goal every day. Then you'll want to keep topping your highest score. You will get up and walk to get something rather than saying forget it. You'll want to take a walk around the block if you're close to that 10K mark. I've started walking the kids to school and meeting them to walk home instead of letting them badger me into driving them.

Here are a few points to consider getting one if you'd like to increase your activity level or drop a few pounds.

A Gym membership might be out of your budget
Timing of aerobic classes not right for your schedule
Might not like weights for exercise

Walking
Promotes health
Brainstorming and thinking. The best ideas come when you're out walkin

 


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