Eating Unhealthy Foods can Slow you Down

Stop Eating Foods Which Claim to be Healthy but are Really Only Slowing You Down.

It is an unfortunate truth that although many foods claim to be good for you, they are not giving you all of the facts. When you are selecting the foods you want to eat be sure to read the labels; many of those that you would think would be nutritious are actually packed with empty calories. White bread is the most classic example of this; it is much less nutritious than its whole wheat counterparts, yet it claims to be a healthy part of any complete diet.

When you go grocery shopping, take the time to read the labels on the foods you buy. As was mentioned above, stay away from anything that has a high sugar and/or salt content (sugar leads to foods being highly fattening, and excessive sodium with have a negative effect on your blood pressure and your body electrolytes). Steer clear of juices, unless they are freshly squeezed; most juices possess massive quantities of sugar. Unless you drink your coffee black try to stay away from that as well; the cream and sugar you had to your coffee can add calories to your diet very quickly.

In addition to sugar and salt it is important to check the fat content on the meat you eat. Lean meats are often more expensive to purchase but are infinitely healthier for you. Stick to fresh fruits and veggies rather than their pre-packaged counterparts (again, these are high in sugar and sodium-are you beginning to notice a trend here?). The short story is that any type of preservative is going to be much worse for your body than eating the food in its natural state.

Establishing a Workout Routine For A Healthy Lifestyle

We have already harped on the necessity of a proper workout routine and the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, so there is no sense going into a great amount of detail concerning this topic. Suffice it to say that in order for it to be able to operate as efficiently as possible and continue to grow in strength, endurance and flexibility it is necessary for the body to be exercised at least once a day, preferably for thirty minutes to an hour. Try to establish a regular exercise routine you can live with; over-exerting yourself is going to result in both an unwillingness to continue on (and who can blame you when you are pushing yourself far beyond your capabilities?) and the need for an extended period of rest between workouts while the body recovers from the damage inflicted upon it.

In addition, try to regularly “shake up” your daily exercise routine. Although exercising every day is both healthy and necessary, doing the exact same thing every day will result in both you and your body becoming bored with it, which means that you are going to be less likely to workout and your body will receive fewer benefits when you do. Throw in a little variety; go bicycling one day and ice skating the next, then take the following day off from your cardiovascular routine to pay a visit to the weight room. This way you’re never at a loss for things to do and you and your body will be able to anticipate your workout with as much enjoyment as possible.