Tips: Healthy Meal Construction

Building a healthful meal can be challenging for some of us. But this link offers a few easy steps to accomplish that goal.

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-build-healthy-meal

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Cancer Risks: Overfat Is A Culprit

Being overweight is an accepted suspect for numerous metabolic syndromes, such as heart disease, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Less known is the impact of obesity as a cancer causing agent. Read this short article for more information.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/diet-and-weight-loss/extra-pounds-means-extra-cancer-risk/

Movement Is Exercise And Exercise Is Medicine

More and more health care providers advise patients to exercise for whatever ails them. Because the science is certain, we are becoming unhealthy due to a lack of physical activity. And increased physical activity can cure our ailments. See this short articles for more information.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/dont-allow-arthritis-to-keep-you-from-exercising

Avoiding Gym Bro Science and Low-Carb Diets

Many who seek fat loss too often rely on exercise and nutrition advice from their body-building brother-in-law. But body builders, especially competitive body builders, design their routines to bulk up. Which is not the goal of most people. And common mantra of weight lifters is “high-protein/low-carb” dieting. But the body needs carbohydrates for energy. Check out this article from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

http://blog.nasm.org/nutrition/myths-weight-management-high-protein-low-carb/

Food Labels: Read Them Carefully

Ideally, we should avoid packaged foods. Realistically, that is not practical. Therefore, make it a habit to read fully the nutritional labels on packaged foods. And it is extremely important to know what all those terms mean. Follow this link for a primer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-11-biggest-lies-of-the-food-industry

Exercise Timing: The Debate Continues

Usually, mornings are best for most of us. But not for everyone. And your personal fitness goals are an important consideration, whether fat loss or mass building, for examples. In the end, the best time for you is when you can get the workout in. Exercising at the “wrong” time is better than not exercising at all. Read this article for more information.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/6929/when-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-exercise