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Fitness Tip: Put Down the Fork and Pick Up a Pen

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By Carole Carson
Special  to NurseZone

March 8, 2010 - When it comes to achieving your fitness and weight loss goals, the pen may be the most powerful (and inexpensive) tool you can find. Keeping a journal in which you record what you eat, what and how much you exercise and the state of your outlook and mood will keep you conscious and aware of your progress, setbacks and patterns.

You can purchase a ready-made journal, or you can create your own using a simple notebook. You can write notes by hand (my preference), or you can create an online journal. You can decide if you want the entries to be public or private. Whatever means you choose, be sure to include the act of journaling in your arsenal of weapons as part of your campaign to achieve optimum health and fitness.

About the Author:

Carole Carson is the author of From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction and the national coach for the AARP Fat 2 Fit online community. Visit www.fromfat2fit.com for more information.