Jack LaLanne is quoted as
saying that "Exercise is King, diet is queen; put them together and you
have an empire."
I am not sure
which one is really king and which one is queen, but there is no doubt
that to enjoy optimal health you must have both diet and exercise in
Although I love to
eat as much as anyone and I often find myself in the kitchen whenever I
have a free moment, I also make sure to get a minimum of 30 minutes of
aerobic exercise every day.
thing we have really enjoyed lately - and seen tremendous results from
- is a simple stroll after every meal.
having read The
30 Day Diabetes Miracle
, and having
a long family history of diabetes, and having a couple of inches of
belly fat that I wanted to get rid of - we made a family commitment to
"take a stroll" after every meal.
times, we literally stroll around our block, while our two kids ride
(BTW, I call it a
stroll, but my husband accuses me of power-walking because he breaks a
sweat every time.)
use our new Wii and play boxing or tennis for
between 10 and 15 minutes and sometimes we all get our bikes and cruise
through the neighborhood.
we do, we move our bodies to help our cells be ready to take in the
energy we have just consumed.
may not always be convenient to do this, but we have seen tremendous
results in just under a month of consistently moving after our meals.
I have lost over an inch around my waist and
a little over a pound, without any other changes to our diet and
It might seem a
little strange, but I challenge you to try it.
have come to love the togetherness and time spent strolling and talking
- and I love my new waistline too.