It’s All About Choices

“Your choices today determine your tomorrow and you make your life through the power of choice.”

Kathy Smith (Exercise Expert) author of Kathy Smith’s Moving Through Menopause: The Complete Program for Exercise, Nutrition, and Total Wellness

It’s all about choices isn’t it?  If you want to super simplify it all, we can make a difference in our bodies and minds little choice, by little choice.  I watched a 20/20 show on body myths awhile ago and one myth dealt with weather or not a slow metabolism made the difference between those who are obese and those who have always been thin. 

Medical studies showed that those who are obese actually had a higher metabolism because their bodies had to work harder to burn the calories.  What was the difference?  They strapped on a monitor to an overweight woman and another monitor to a woman who had always been thin and tracked their every move.  The outcome was that the thin woman moved around much more in everyday life.  It amounted to 2 hours more of everyday activities such as parking farther away and walking more, doing more activities with the kids, standing more (yes even standing), etc.  Can it really be as easy as doing a little more each day?  I think we know it’s a little more complicated than that when it comes to losing the weight, but it goes to show you that in the grand scheme of things, little choices do make a difference and make a huge impact to keeping the weight off once lost. 


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