9 Steps to Staying Physically Fit

In an article by Amy Ozols from The New Yorker of Jan. 2009 issue, she proposes her foolproof system of staying trim. Take a moment to examine the steps that would help you be more fit and avoid weight gain.

1. Avoid “emotional eating”
2. Visualize yourself think.
3. Get rid of your “fat clothes”
4. Refrain from consuming food.
5. Surround yourself with thin people.
6. Drink plenty of water.
7. Buy a pet.
8. Exercise.
9. Build self-confidence.

Of course, this is what Amy proposes. In a nutshell, I would add the following to your strategy to remain fit. 1. monitor and moderate your consumption, 2. avoid the idea of deprivation, 3. focus on lifestyle change, not diet and 4. become mindful of enjoying simple pleasures. The obesity epidemic in American does not have to include you.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.