As we all know regular exercise is an important part of effective weight loss. It helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat, as well as boosting your metabolism, and lowering your insulin levels.
Physical activity also helps prevent many diseases and improves your overall health. Everything you eat contains calories, and everything you do uses calories, including sleeping, breathing, and digesting food. Any physical activity in addition to what you normally do will burn those extra calories. The key to successful weight loss and improved overall health is making physical activity a part of your daily routine.
Research consistently shows that regular exercise, combined with a healthy diet, is the most efficient and healthful way to control your weight. Regular exercise can help prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, and osteoporosis. The basic components of a healthy diet includes the right amount of the following:
- Protein which is found in fish, meat, poultry ,dairy products, eggs, nuts, and beans
- Fat which is found in animal and dairy products, nuts, and oils
- Carbohydrates found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans
- Vitamins such as A, B, C, D, and K
- Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and iron
What makes up a healthy diet?
A healthy diet should consist of the following:
- 45 to 55 % carbohydrates
- 10 to 35% protein
- 20 to 35% fat with
- No more than 10% saturated fat
- No trans fat
So in summary, if you take a step back and look at your diet and make the necessary changes, then you’ll be on the road to a safer, healthier lifestyle with more energy and more confidence.