Add stretching for flexibility and light resistance training for strength, and you’ll have a balanced program for your whole body.” I have a friend, Bill, who is very overweight. He has tried all kinds of methods to lose weight with little success. I suggested he begin regular exercise.
We all would like to find that magic pill that we can take that will keep us healthy. It may be that exercise provides the magic. So, listen up guys: If there’s one thing you can begin right away to improve your health, it’s exercise.
Don’t use your bed as an office, playroom, or dining room. If you eat, play with your kids, or tackle your office work in bed, your bed will become associated with activity rather than rest.
Stay away from caffeine. Coffee, black tea, soda, chocolate, and cocoa all contain caffeine, a stimulant that can keep you awake long after you should have eased off into Slumberland. If you indulge in caffeinated beverages, do so only in the morning and early afternoon. After 2:00 P.M., switch to the decaffeinated variety.
Wind down for about an hour before retiring. When I was working a nine-to-five, Monday-through-Friday office job, I used to run around on Sunday nights preparing for the week, making and freezing sandwiches, parceling out vitamins, packing my office bag, doing laundry, ironing clothes, and so forth.