Calories and junk food surround us at every turn in our daily lives. They taunt us. They tempt us. They are trying to kill us. And resisting is no easy task. But this link offers a half dozen strategies to help us in the ongoing battle.
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.
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.
Eighty percent of successful fat/weight loss is all about our nutrition. Exercise contributes 20 percent, at best. And a key ingredient to successful nutrition change is taking tiny steps over time, not a complete facelift overnight. Also, recruiting family and friends to band together to help with meal planning, recipes, and encouragement is a great idea, too. Here are a few other helpful tips.