As a kid, I logged all my exercising, religiously! Every rep, mile, pushup, pull-up and minute spent hitting a punching bag was accounted for. Nowadays I don’t write it down, but I keep a sharp mental tally.
- Write down every physical activity that you do each day, including what you do and how long you spend doing it.
- Don't just log going for a run or lifting weights. Everyday chores that burn calories count, too. Track activities such as cleaning and vacuuming, or even walking the dog.
- Keep the journal with you, so you can write things down before you forget.
- Commit to entering information in the journal every day.
You know this already, but it pays to exercise. Recent research shows exercise curbs appetite and reduces anger and aggressiveness in obese children. Heck, even our president-elect is a fitness junky.
Actually, last year I blogged about my diet and exercise routine for a week.
Via HealthDay New.