by Kaye Bailey - LivingAfterWLS Library
"Step for step, mile for mile, walking is the best cardiovascular activity you can include as part of your weight loss surgery success story. Walking is easy, accessible, inexpensive, individual and effective. It is the gold-star sport for real people with real lives. Formerly stigmatized as cheap transportation and a senior citizens’ sport it is now a credible and fashionable form of exercise. And it’s been around for a long time – anthropoids stood upright and put one foot in front of the other thousands of years ago and we haven’t looked back since."
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The RIGHT way to Stretch:
- Relax into the stretch
- Never force the stretch, and never bounce
- Hold the stretch 5-10 seconds, ease off the stretch, then relax into the stretch once again for another 5-10 seconds
- Take a relaxing breath as you start each stretch. Inhale through the nose, exhale slowly through the mouth
- Keep your shoulders relaxed at all times
How is your walking program going this week?