Exercise is important for our health and fitness. But, at best, contributes only 10-20% toward our wellness plan. The other 90% or so comes from our nutrition. We cannot be healthy if we do not eat healthy. Read this article for a discussion about some—not all—of the foods we should include in our diets.
Eating right and staying healthy during the vacation season is always a challenge. Here are some helpful tips.
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Many of the latest fad diets involve high-protein, low-carbs. They are all the rage. The primary issue with carbohydrate reduction is the inherent lack of fiber. And Americans already consume far less than the recommended guidelines for fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy diet. Here is a thorough discussion of how and why we should increase fiber intake.
The current recommended physical activity guidelines for adults include at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous cardiorespiratory activity (brisk walkiing) and at least 2 days per week of resistance (weight-bearing) exercise. Accomplishing these goals, we can significantly reduce our susceptibility to insuline resistance, a contributing factor of metabolic syndrome. But even some cardio and weight training proves to be better than none at all. Read this short article for details.
Building a healthful meal can be challenging for some of us. But this link offers a few easy steps to accomplish that goal.