For a high cost—and sometimes a biological sample—some entrepreneurs promise to build our very own, individualized nutrition plan, according to our unique body chemistry. Wow. Sounds great! Right? Well … not so fast. According to this linked article from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, much of the success of these personal services may be the result of following the zero cost advice of standard dietary guidelines: reduce added sugar and refined grains … and eat more fruits and vegetables.
As with most facets of health and wellness, too much of a good thing can easily lead to bad consequences. Somehow, we latch onto the idea that if this amount is good for us, more must be better. It simply is not true. If your doctor or dietician prescribes any supplement, take only the recommended dosage. And always keep your doctor informed regarding over-the-counter supplements you self-prescribe. Check out this link to learn more about the potential side effects of too much fish oil.
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.