Many people think that weight loss and/or weight management occurs in a vacuum, eat less or exercise more and weight comes off…then what? Generally the weight comes back because often people do not make lifestyle modifications that become part of their everyday living. One reason is because some people just don’t like to workout. Another reason is that people don’t perceive themselves to have enough time for lifestyle modifications. The good news though is that there are endless opportunities to incorporate healthy activities into a lifestyle. Lifestyle activity involves increasing the number of calories used each day simply by moving more doing the activities that normally occur. For example taking stairs instead of the elevator or parking your car as far away from the door as possible. Studies have shown that incorporating lifestyle activity helps manage weight over a longer period of time than just programmed activity. This summer my favorite mode of transportation is my electric blue cruiser. I just can’t help but smile every time I get on it, and it never feels like a workout…just pure fun.