You have taken the important first step on the path to a healthy lifestyle by seeking fundamental health and fitness information from this blog. As the Government Council on Fitness recommends, the next step is to decide that you are going to be physically fit and live a healthier lifestyle.

The decision to carry out a healthy lifestyle program cannot be taken lightly. It requires a lifelong commitment of time and effort; it must become your lifestyle. Regular exercise and eating properly must become one of those things that you do without question, like brushing your teeth.

Unless you are convinced of the benefits of fitness and the risks of unfitness, you will not succeed.

Patience is essential. Don’t try to do too much too soon and don’t quit before you have a chance to experience the rewards of improved fitness. You can’t regain in a few days or weeks what you have lost in years of sedentary living and improper eating, but you can get it back if you truly want to. You’re worth it, make the commitment.

Ready to get started? How can help you? Read the free Permanent information on our “Getting Started” page, it will remain through out the year so you can refer back to it if you feel that you are wandering from your goal. Every month read the new up to date information provided for you on our "Home," “Health” and “Exercise” pages. If you need a little moral support, e-mail me

Author's Bio: 

Cliff Eggink is a Triathlon and Lifestyle coach, working with couch potatoes that want to "get active."