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Besides keeping track of calories, what else are you doing to maintain your overall health?

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I have gotten better about eating vegetables, taking walks, and cutting out toxic relationships. I also save watching/reading the news for right before a workout- I find it so aggravating.
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  • ericigo2015
    ericigo2015 Posts: 4 Member
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    Biking to work, in addition to my regular cardio and strength training, has been very helpful. The Seattle hills allow me to vary the intensity depending on how I'm feeling. I could really do without all of this wildfire smoke, though.
  • briscogun
    briscogun Posts: 1,135 Member
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    Running 3x a week, light resistance training (dumbbells, kettle bells, body weight exercises), and throw in some yoga a few times a week if I can. The yoga has been amazing for my flexibility and keeping my back lose and in good shape! I'm literally one of the least flexible guys with the worst balance on the planet so I'm pretty awkward at it but its really helped...
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,744 Member
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    Physical training. Keeping the body fit and strong goes hand in hand with health.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • BahstenB10
    BahstenB10 Posts: 227 Member
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    Reducing alcohol. Non M-F, a couple on the weekend.

    Ditto for me.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,865 Member
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    I don't track calories, but I have a pretty healthful and well balanced diet overall and exercise regularly. I'm working on cutting back on alcohol which I was doing pretty well with pre-pandemic, but it has been the hardest part of being at home, especially with summer and a pool. I have tended to park my *kitten* in a pool floaty with several beers as soon as it's quitting time.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,140 Member
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    Managing my macros
    Walking -10k/day
    Yoga
    Upper body strength training
    Mindfulness
    Sleep
    Fun times
  • cppeace
    cppeace Posts: 764 Member
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    Exercising everday, making it a streak. Making sure never get less than 30g protein a day.
  • ExpressoLove11
    ExpressoLove11 Posts: 337 Member
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    I drink lots of water and try to get good quality sleep (not too good at this part but the idea is there). I lift 4 times a week and make sure to do at least 40 minutes of light cardio a day. Sometimes I do actual cardio but I gotta be in the mood. I make sure to eat 80g of protein a day and incorporate as many fruits and veggies as I can.
  • julie3461
    julie3461 Posts: 65 Member
    edited September 2020
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    - Daily exercise even if it's a .5 mile walk or light yoga/stretching
    - Severely reduced alcohol intake starting in March 2020 (only drank 3 times so far)
    - Started walking more by walking places places (ex. CVS for a drink if I want one like a sparkling water, grocery shopping, UPS for silly amazon returns, etc.).
    - indulging weekly to prevent binging
    - Got back into meditation/focusing on the person I want to be
    - get up early and go to bed early during the week
    - getting ready every day/putting on real clothes
    - getting rid of STUFF/ making an effort to stop buying things I simply want
    I am sure there are more
  • Diatonic12
    Diatonic12 Posts: 32,344 Member
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    Keeping my head engaged in the process.

    If you've had struggles for a decade, more than likely it's not going away when all of the weight loss is finished. I ate it all back the first go-around. The mind is strong. Most of this is a mental battle/combat zone with those old neural pathways, deep, deep grooves in the brain. Keep your head engaged.