The true ketogenic diet is a medical treatment to be supervised by a doctor or licensed dietitian. For a short list of specific medical maladies. For a limited period of time. It is not designed to be used by just anyone and everyone as a daily diet. True, the human body can be “tricked” into a ketogenic state (switching from carbohydrates to fats for primary fuel source). But that adaptation is an emergency state, not a natural state. Much like the body adapting to infections by developing fevers. Check out this link for a brief discussion on the potential dangers of a keto lifestyle.
We often become overly excited about getting healthy and start by making too many changes overnight. Unfortunately, this usually becomes overwhelming and difficult to sustain long-term. A better method of behavior change for most of us is to find and implement small changes, one or two at a time. It becomes easier when we realize that wellness is not a destination. It is a lifestyle. Click the link here to read about one woman’s successful journey with a series of small steps.
A lot of small changes add up….
Exercise is medicine. And relief for certain ailments can come from unusual, seemingly unconnected exercise movements. However, the back—especially the lower back—is part of the body’s core. It is often neglected as part of core conditioning, though. Visit this link for a review of exercise movements which strengthen the back and, ultimately, the core.
Food cravings are the bane of healthful eating plans. Once we learn to control our cravings—and make no mistake, we all have them—we are well on our way to a healthy lifestyle. Click this link for a few tips to get these urges under control.
The latest research seems to show that some type of aerobic activity (walking, running, etc.) before cognitive activity can improve both our short- and long-term memory function. And it does not have to be vigorous exercise to be beneficial. Also, other studies of older adults show a decreased likelihood of developing dementia if we stay relatively active rather than sedentary. Check out this link for a brief explanation.