Friday, June 10, 2011

Kenny Durkin: A metric ton of fun

I get virtually no exercise.

That sad reality has manifested itself in the most cruel manner by a rapid change in waist size, a considerably larger butt and an extra chin or two.

Thanks to my wife, I've been eating the most sensibly and nutritiously I've ever eaten, so I can't blame my diet. I've figured out what the problem is; I spend the entire day SITTING. Sitting in the car, sitting at work, sitting at home. Unfortunately, I have a very full schedule and don't have time to work out. Thankfully, there is a solution.
Recently, the research out there has suggested that to be healthy and manage your weight, you will need 30 minutes of moderate intense activity each day ON TOP of your customary daily activities. They've suggested that brisk walking can help reach that goal, and they recommend 10,000 steps a day (roughly 5 miles). The average sedentary American may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. Sounds like me. I'd better get walking.

To track my progress, I'm using the 7 function big screen pedometer from Sportline. My goal is to have walked my 10,000 steps a day, and I'm not allowing myself to go to bed until I do. Soon I'll be back to my old svelte self again. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Beeka said...

Once you get used to it 10,000 steps really isn't that hard to do. I just slip my ipod in my pocket in the morning and it will track the steps for me each day and also show how I am doing each day for that month. I'm hoping to get back on track again since I've had issues for the last 6 months.