Having modern conveniences today has made our lives easier, but at what cost? We burn 10,000 less calories a month now compared to 1970. We have so many gadgets to save time on doing the dishes, vacuuming, writing letters, remember having to write by hand? With todays technology, you'd think we'd have more time, yet the number one excuse for not working out is, "I don't have the time."
Our good intentions get taken over by hectic work schedules and family demands. We ladies were raised to live life for everyone else - often at the sacrifice of our own health. I speak from experience because I used to carry around an extra 60 pounds of weight on my body. The simple act of walking was a struggle. Did you know that walking places a force of three times your body weight on the critical joints of your body? Being just ten pounds overweight places thirty pounds of pressure on your joints. So if you have knee, pain back pain, or the excruciating hip pain I had; lose the weight and you may very likely lose the pain. The good old days may well be ahead!