Obesity being one of the major health problems across the world, there has been a lot of focus on healthy foods and healthy lifestyles. There is an overflow of health and fitness information. Wherever you see, be it the advertisements, be it magazines, newspapers, television channels, there is a lot of awareness being created by spreading health and fitness information. It is good to create awareness among the common people, as there is a gradual rise in the medication and health care services. It is better to be healthy than to be sick and lose a lot of money to the insurance companies.Though the awareness is being created on the hazards of unhealthy eating and sedentary life style, there is still need for focus on what exactly is nutritious food and how much food is good food, since too much of anything is not good. Health and fitness information should try to educate people as to what constitutes nutritious food. For instance, flavored yoghurts are advertised as a healthy, low fat and good for health, product, but when you check the label on the product containing the product information, you might be surprised to see the high levels of sugar, which are not good for health.Health and fitness information should uncover the hidden truths about food products, which the manufacturers try to hide from the general public. Eating food items under the misconception that they are healthy, may cause lot more harm, since you will never even be aware of the fact that you are consuming food that can harm you.It is always better to eat fresh produce than to go for processed items. The amount of nutritious value in fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables is not the same as in processed fruits and vegetables, which even contain preservatives.The best way to spread health and fitness information is by educating school going children. Since, it is easy to inculcate habits when you are a child, if you are successful in inculcating healthy eating habits in young children, most of them who imbibe those habits as a child, tend to continue with those habits for a long time.Health and fitness information needs to be spread to every nook and corner, since deaths related to health reasons are growing rapidly. In places where proper medical facilities are not existent, the people cannot take any chance of getting sick, hence it is of utmost priority, that even people in the remotest parts of the world should have access to health and fitness information.Water is a vital part of a healthy diet, hence there is a need for educating people about drinking healthy water. Governments of the respective countries should work with their local governing bodies and see to that importance of health and fitness information is spread among their people.If you do not find ways to safe guard your health in this adulterated world, you are bound to suffer. Hence, keeping track of health and fitness information is a must for everyone!!
Does it take effort to learn about what promotes weight loss and weight control, health , and fitness?Does it take effort to read the books, watch the videos, listen to the tapes and CDs, and scour the literature and journals that will help you learn which foods support your body, your health, and your life?Does it take effort to learn the principles of health and fitness and apply these principles to your own daily life?Does it take effort to make the changes in your own daily diet and eating plan that are absolutely critical to your health and the length of your life?Does it take effort to distance yourself from the foods, with which you were raised and love, that are major contributors to weight gain and the loss of energy, sickness and premature death?Does it take effort to figure out who to listen to with all of the conflicting voices out there?Of course it takes effort, lots of effort. And you are to be commended for making that effort right now by reading this article.Change takes effort in any arena, especially when it comes to changing a lifetime of eating and exercise habits.However, it takes way more effort to be sick then it does to take the necessary steps to be healthy.It takes way more effort to be slapped with the diagnosis of cancer and have to deal with that–the decisions, the fear, the pain, the chemotherapy, the radiation, the unknown, the disability, the confinement, the time it takes out of your life, and the fact that it literally consumes your life.It takes way more effort to live with a crippling heart attack, or the loss of a leg due to diabetes, or the crippling pain of osteoarthritis.It takes way more effort to get stricken by a paralyzing stoke, than it does to prevent the same stroke by simply eating fruits and vegetables.Yes, it does take effort every day, day in and day out, to make those choices that will promote health and fitness, but sickness, disability, and premature death take way more effort.Pretend that you know, without a doubt, that you are sick. In fact, you do not have to pretend. Almost every American adult and most children have some stage of atherosclerosis, or clogging up of arteries, which leads to most of the deaths in this country. What are you going to do today, not tomorrow or the next day but today, that will start the process of cleaning up those arteries and veins?Are you and your life not worth all of your efforts?Instead of focusing on the effort, the self-discipline, the sacrifice, and the change, focus on the grand reward.Is there no better reward in life than the gift of health, fitness, vitality, high energy, radiant joy, and time–the precious extra time that you will have to live your life to its very fullest and to give to your children, your grandchildren, your loved ones, your friends, and to all those whose lives you touch?The reward of health and life can be yours. Just go for it!Tomorrow is the day that you are going to eat no, absolutely no processed foods, no refined foods, including white sugar and white flour, no pop, no junk, no chips, and maybe even no coffee.You are gladly going to skip the meat and the cheese and the yogurt and the ice cream and the cookies and the doughnuts and the goodies.You are going to fill your body with 10 different fruits and 2 large, green-leafy, vegetable salads with 10 different vegetables in each of them. You are going to enjoy eating these foods. Why? Because you love yourself and your body, and you and your glorious life are well worth your efforts.
When it comes to our health, we need to realize that small, incremental steps are often far more helpful than we are lead to believe. While it may be a cliche of a cliche to say that a little bit is better than nothing, like most cliches it is true! Better yet, for many, a “little bit” is the most they may be able to do.There have been many sources that promote the notion that performing squats can improve your overall health. By performing body squats, you can strengthen your legs, increase your muscular endurance, and increase your metabolism. All of these components are most definitely helpful in terms of their ability to improve your health. However, there are certain instances where advice on performing squats goes off the proverbial rails.For example, many sources state that you should perform 100+ squats a day. Others say that you should work up to 500 squats a day. Granted, if you do perform such squats on a daily basis, you will find your body fat percentage dropping, your strength increasing, and your endurance enhance.Of course, the problem with such a scenario is that most people cannot perform hundreds of squats. They also lack the ability or time to even work up to 500 squats through incremental increases over time. As such, they develop the notion that they should not take part in body squat workouts.This is the wrong attitude to take. The reason is that you are not limited to performing a high number of squats. You can perform as many as you are capable. There are no rules that state you should not.So, if you can only perform 10 squats a day, go for it! 10 squats a day, 5 days a week comes out to a cumulative of 50 squats per week. 50 squats a week for a one year period will certainly be better than zero squats through the course of a year. Again, something is better than nothing. When you let too much time pass without doing any exercise of any kind, your body would not get any benefit from such an approach. This is a little bit of common sense that sometimes is missing from health and fitness books. As a result, many people get the wrong impression of what is required of them to lose weight and get in shape.It is true, however, that you would gain more from doing higher reps. But, if you are unable to perform higher reps, you should do what you can as consistently as you can. Such advice may not sound like ‘hidden magic’ advice to boost your weight loss and strength goals. However, it is wise advice that can deliver results over time.Don’t assume you are cheating yourself by performing low amounts of exercise. A little bit of exercise can improve your health far more than a whole lot of nothing. Never lose sight of this truism when it comes to your workout plans.