Relationship therapist Terri Orbuch says one of the advantages of online dating is it offers access to a large pool of people you can meet while staying comfortable in your own home. "And it opens you up to a wide-open world of potential matches." According to Online Dating Magazine, 20% of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met on line.
Let's face it: it's not all that difficult to start a fitness routine. The trouble, of course, comes with sticking with it.All too often, our initial enthusiasm and energy wanes, we get distracted by other things going on in our lives, or we don't think we're seeing results quickly enough -- and we throw in the towel.Yet many people do manage to hang in there, and would no sooner skip their regular workout than their morning shower. A recent study by researcher Diane Klein, Ph D, shed some light on the subject.Having a variety of activities -- weight lifting, walking, running, tennis, cycling, aerobics classes -- will ensure that you can do something regardless of the weather or time of day. "I'll let myself off, but if I've agreed to walk with a friend after dinner, I won't let them down." She is six weeks into an exercise program, thanks in part to her husband's support. He began exercising to manage his weight when he was in the Air Force band some 20 years ago.Roy Stevens, who works as a management consultant, has become her "in-house personal trainer." They work out together every morning, doing a combination of aerobics, strength training, Tae Bo, and stretching. "We'd travel, and other guys would get off the bus and go eat wings and drink beer.