There was a programme on TV the other night giving advice to people who want to exercise but find it difficult to find time, stay motivated, can't afford the gym or simply don't enjoy it. Someone might be able to help more than i can as i can't even remember what channel it was on which isn't much help for trying to find it on catch up. (Think it may have been BBC actually but not sure)
Anyway, something i took from it is the 10,000 steps a day challenge being a myth started as a marketing campaign for what i think was the original pedometer company. Obviously if you can do 10,000 a day that's great however it is probably more likely to de-motivate people as it's very difficult to find the time to do that many if you're not someone that naturally enjoys fitness work. Apparently there is greater health benefits to doing three 10 minute brisk walks a day. For me that is more than achievable, walk to work in the morning from my car i'm trying to make that wee bit faster, 10 minutes at lunch time is easy enough and then back to the car after work.
Diet wise i'm not as motivated as i was last year so I think i'd be lying to myself if i thought i was going to be making big changes, still trying to be a bit more sensible though. Brown bread for white bread, drinking more water instead of juice, trying to have veg with my tea every night and not being quite so ridiculous if i want a snack (a biscuit, instead of a packet of biscuits!)
On the subject of bread, does anyone know if the best of both is actually the best of both? I'm not a fan of brown bread at all but the 50/50 stuff is alright, i'm a bit sceptical though if it is actually as good as brown bread or just a bit better than white bread? (Anyone i've spoken too who is into healthy eating and fitness tells me white bread is the work of the devil)