Getting Your Fit On

The 5 main components of fitness are cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Too many Gym Bro scientists out there—who have little or no fitness training or education—try to convince the masses that cardiovascular training is not necessary. Their fix for all fitness goals is “lift more, lift heavier.” And they are wrong. Check out this link for a brief summary of the benefits of including cardio in your fitness program.

https://letlerfit.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/do-your-cardio/

Nutrition: Fiber Deficiency

Men should consume about 34g of fiber daily; women about 28g. Unfortunately, Americans fall woefully short of requirements through our usual and customary unhealthy meal choices. Follow this link for a brief discussion on how to include more natural fiber in our nutrition plans.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-get-more-fiber-in-your-diet

Commentary: Caring For Our Children

We think parents should love their children. And loving them includes ensuring their health and well-being. Our kids must be physically active at least 60 minutes every day in order to achieve healthy outcomes.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20181031/Study-Only-one-in-30-children-does-recommended-amount-of-daily-physical-activity.aspx

Fad Dieting: The Carnivore Diet

Yet another extreme, gimmick diet is gaining traction: The Carnivore Diet. Despite a handful of success stories, this all-meat, zero-carb is essentially not scientifically sound. Explore the discussion at this link for details about this new fad.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13714521-the-carnivore-diet-is-going-all-meat-right-for-you