Healthful Eating Reigns Supreme

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.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321820.php

Let’s Get Physical

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.

http://www.cooperinstitute.org/2018/05/10/can-just-a-little-bit-of-resistance-training-help-to-prevent-metabolic-syndrome

Nutrition: Make A Plan

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.

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate-mywins-tips-reach-your-nutrition-goals

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