The 5 main components of fitness are cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Too many Gym Bro scientists out there—who have little or no fitness training or education—try to convince the masses that cardiovascular training is not necessary. Their fix for all fitness goals is “lift more, lift heavier.” And they are wrong. Check out this link for a brief summary of the benefits of including cardio in your fitness program.
Celebrity fitness expert Bob Harper from the hit television series, The Biggest Loser, suffered a massive “widow maker” heart attack while working out in February 2017. He was 51 at the time. Alarmed, many shocked observers began asking, “Then, why bother exercising?” Perhaps, because he survived a cardiac event that is not usually survived. A healthy lifestyle may not always prevent health crises. But being healthy may help us avoid the worst results. Read this article about Bob Harper’s story and what we can do for ourselves.
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.
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.
Consider adding these foods to you nutrition plan.
Consumed correctly, meats can be vital for our daily nutrition. Being careful to select the right types and limiting the portions, meats are healthy food choices. Oh … and eggs can be healthy, too. Use this link for details.