We all saw recent reports from national sources (CNN, Time, etc.) that perhaps adequate exercise helps reverse the bad effects of alcohol consumption. These claims actually distort the conclusion of the sourced research. This occurs often in the mass media. Check out this link to learn a bit about how to recognize misleading media stories.
Here is an easy recipe for creating your very own simple workout, not restricted by minimum time requirements. As the author advises, “life is a choice between ‘busy and unfit,’ and ‘busy and fit.'” It is more important to do the physical activity than it is to complete it in a certain number of minutes. Move. Just move. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.
“Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and vegetable oils (except coconut and palm oils). Also, it limits sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and alcohol.” Visit this link for more guidance.
Cardiovascular training is vital to our quest for a healthy heart. But we also need a healthy body that will adequately support our activities of daily life. For those engaged in only cardio programs, consider incorporating these simple strength building additives.
We continually emphasize here that it is not necessary to invest in expensive “organic” foods in order to eat healthfully. But it is necessary to shop wisely in order to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Follow these few simple guidelines and we can be well on our way to health and fitness.
Obesity in America is a growing epidemic. However, this most recent annual research project indicates the problem may be improving. But only slightly and not equally across the country. It is improving best, though, where the entire community is partnering in collaborative efforts to address the problem of sedentary lifestyles. We encourage you to learn about and get involved in your community’s efforts to combat physical inactivity where you live, work, and play. It will save our lives.
“Make physical activity a part of your family’s routine. Plan to walk each night after dinner to get everyone moving! Find more tips for increasing physical activity here:”