So people don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not saying I’m fat, complaining about weight, or anything like that; I am just trying to keep moving and stay healthy.
I got scared because I gained a few pounds, I have been trying to eat better and exercise, or at least move more. I try to go to the gym at least 3 times a week. If I have the time and energy, I go more, but there are times I can’t make it to three; so I started using apps on my phone to keep track of how much I do every day. I have an app where I enter everything from food to exercise per day, and it tells if I ate the right amount or if I ate too much. I always thought I didn’t have to use anything like this because I always ate whatever I wanted and didn’t gain weight.
However, there was a time after the accident when I began to gain weight, that I needed this app. After I got back to my normal weight I deleted the app, and thought I wouldn’t need it again. Now, when I felt I had let myself go again, I downloaded it again, and got a few other apps to at least do something everyday. One of the apps I got, tracks the steps you take everyday, of course when you have the phone. It shows you have to get at least 10,000 steps per day to stay healthy. Of course, this only works when you have the phone on you and I don’t have my phone on me all day; so this encouraged me to get a watch with a pedometer. I just have to wait until it gets here to really see how much I do and keep track of my steps; both walking and running.
Also, I wondered where they got the idea that I need 10,000 steps per day. Apparently this is a well-known fact (if I knew this, I didn’t remember), but I read a few articles about this. None of them say that we need this; we just need to keep moving, and try to do more each day.
I don’t think there is a magic number or anything like that to be healthy; we all just have to keep moving. It doesn’t matter if we want to walk, run, swim, dance, or whatever you like, just get up and move.