The source for thought bullets this month is the February 1999 issue of the Journal
of The American Dietetic Association. Bob Wilson is a nutrition specialist from
- Bob considers himself a "nondiet-approach wellness counselor."
- The personal wellness approach Bob advocates includes:
- celebrating regular physical activity
- eating healthful
- focusing on positive self-care
- finding time for spiritual renewal
- establishing a balance in life.
- Our attitude toward physical activity may need to change before we really commit to
increasing the amount of time we spend moving our bodies. We've got to stop thinking about
grueling workouts and start thinking about zestful playtimes.
- We need to remember the fun we had as a child when we were running, jumping and
skipping. We need to recapture that feeling of excitement.
- Bob Wilson has successfully maintained his own weight loss of approximately 200 pounds
for 26 years. He encourages each person to create a do-able, personal plan. He asserts
that attitude is key to daily physical activity. With the right attitude, motivation is
Source: Wilson, B. Physical
activity--it's not reserved for athletes. Journal of The American Dietetic
Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD
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