Eat Healthy Shop Healthy and Stick to the Outer Aisles Of Supermarkets
Bread, vegetables, meats or proteins are located on the outer aisles of the store. In the center aisles you will mostly find processed and convenience foods that are convenient for a busy lifestyle, but high in sugar and sodium – not good.
Physical Activity is A MUST
The Surgeon General recommends incorporating into our lifestyles a moderate amount of physical activity on most, if not all days of the week. Here are 3 easy exercise tips – Of course, greater amounts of physical activity are encouraged if time and health conditions permit.
- 30 minutes of brisk walking
- 15 minutes of running or jogging
- 45 minutes of playing a sport
The information surrounding proper nutrition and striving for a healthy lifestyle is at times overwhelming. The truth however is that good nutrition is fairly simple. Remember calories do count, variety matters and balance is everything. A healthy lifestyle diet is a limited number of calories with the proper balance of servings from each of the food groups. Choose colorful fruits and vegetables. Substitute processed or white breads and pasta with whole grains. Add a dairy (or substitute), cheese or yogurt which is also a great source of pro-biotic. Eggs and nuts are also great sources of protein. Use fats, oils and sweets sparingly.
Words of Wisdom. Physical activity and nutrition largely determine a healthy weight. The best way to control your weight is to train your weight to control itself by eating right, and finding an exercise regime that you enjoy. Your attitude is your compass in life and is the one thing over which you have complete control. Be sure to point it in the right direction.
Remember to stay hydrated. Blood, muscles, lungs, and brain all contain water. You need water to provide the means for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues. How much water do you need to drink? At least twenty percent of the water you need comes from the foods you eat. The rest comes from the beverages you drink. Some experts believe you can estimate the amount of water you need by taking your weight in pounds and dividing that number in half.
TIP: Set your watch to beep at the top of each hour, or set a periodic computer reminder, so that you don’t forget to drink your water.