Healthy Eating, Nutrition, and Excerising
Nutrition and fitness are two important components what when worked on together, provide the body with the nutrients and physical activity necessary to maintain the optimal weight for your body type and just for an overall stronger, healthier body. A realistic nutrition and exercise plan is key to creating healthy habits that you can actually stick with.
There are many tips that can be used to develop a nutrition and exercise plan that will help you stick with the plan long term. One tip is to consider your current lifestyle and to try and find a fitness exercise program and diet that will work into your routine. To do this you can map out your daily schedule and look for spots in your schedule that could allow for a regular fitness program. For some, that time could be before or after work. Another tip is to develop healthy goals. Developing those goals will help you to design a nutrition and exercise program that can help you meet those goals more efficiently.
For some people, that could be developing a weight loss program that includes a low-calorie diet paired with a fat-burning exercise in order to lose weight. Knowing why you want or need to develop a nutrition and exercise plan will make it easier for you to develop a customized plan that will help you reach your goals. You can also plan your meals ahead of time so that you are not having to go to the store or a fast food restaurant at the last minute. You can choose several different healthy recipes that you and your family enjoy and rotate those meals throughout the week.
Around ten recipes should be good to keep the variety. You should also vary your workouts and nutrition plan in order to prevent boredom. Creating more than one workout program will allow for variety in your routine which will help to keep your interest in the program. This can be done by switching between anaerobic and aerobic exercises. This variety will also provide for a more thorough overall workout. The final tip is to keep your changes small. If you work in more healthy nutrition and fitness habits gradually, the changes in your routine will not overwhelm you.
This can be done by implementing a fitness exercise program that is only 20 minutes long and then gradually increasing that time each week as the daily exercise becomes a habit. You can also make nutritional changes by switching one unhealthy food with a re nutritious one. This can be done until you have replaced most of your food choices with healthy options. Another important tip to remember is to speak with your doctor before making any changes to your nutrition or exercise program, you want to make sure that any plan you establish is going to meet your specific needs and is going to be safe for you.
In comparing my results on the three day analysis from the Super Tracker on week one to week nine, my nutritional habits have not changed much. I exercise on a regular basis and I try to watch the foods I eat. One only key changes I have made to meet the recommendations from the tracker is to take vitamin supplements. I have started doing this to make sure that my body is receiving all of the vitamins it needs on a daily basis. Even though I already have a pretty good nutrition and exercise plan, there are a few goals I have to assist me in optimizing my good health. One nutritional goal is to increase my water intake.
I typically drink water while at work but I often drink soda while at home. In order to reach this goal I will have to stop purchasing soda at the grocery store and replace it with low calorie, low sugar drinks. By not having soda conveniently in my home, I will be more likely to drink healthier options such as water. My second nutritional goal is to track the foods I eat. Tracking the food I consume will help to make sure that I am getting the proper amount of fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy. To meet this goal I will begin to write down everything I eat throughout the day.
I have some physical exercise goals as well. One physical exercise goal is to become more active on a regular basis. I currently workout three days a week and I would like to increase that to at least five days a week. Another physical exercise goal I have for myself is to increase the intensity of my workouts. I currently only do light to moderate workouts. I think increasing the intensity of my workouts will help burn more calories and be able to maintain a healthier weight. I am sure that in implementing these changes that I will come across some difficulties and setbacks.
One setback I anticipate is not remembering to write down what I have eaten. I plan to overcome this by taking pictures of what I eat and by keeping a food journal on my phone. I always have my phone with me and I think it will be easier for me keep track of what I have eaten. Another setback I anticipate is not working out as often as I would like. I work out as often as I do now because it is what my schedule allows. In order for me to increase the number of days I exercise I will have to make sure that I make the time available on a weekly basis.
Due to the unpredictable weather where I live, it is best to participate in physical exercise that can be done indoors. If I do not follow through with these plans, I risk developing an illness like diabetes because it is a condition that runs in my family. Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses blood glucose. One of the main causes of diabetes is being overweight. The symptoms include extreme hunger, fatigue, frequent urination, and increased thirst. Diabetes does have some complications that are associated with it. Some complications are nerve damage, cardiovascular disease, eye damage, and foot damage.
One of the main ways to manage diabetes is to maintain a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise plan. If I continue to stick with the exercise and diet plan I have made for myself, I am sure that I will be able to reach my goal weight and maintain it. I will also be able to reduce my risks of developing certain diseases that run in my family such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, and heart disease. I know that as I get older and other circumstances arise I will have to make modifications to my plan but I do believe that I will be able to stick with these changes for many years to come.