One minute can be a good goal for a non-runner to achieve. When on a walk, set a timer on your phone and begin running when you hit the ‘start’ button. Run like you’re trying to catch something or someone. It’s OK if have a hard time making it the full minute. Just keep trying every day for one minute, and you will be able to do it. Then, you could try adding a second minute later in your walk or doubling your running time for a two-minute interval. A second minute, or even third, does seem to increase the benefit to your bone health. Plus, it burns a few more calories that can contribute to weight loss.
In a previous post, we talked about the role mobile apps can play in a healthy lifestyle. Often we have goals we would ideally like to achieve, but despite our good intentions, not knowing where to begin can be discouraging. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice is committed to promoting an environment of support and overall