Health Begins With A Solid Foundation - Anthony Tornambe
When it comes to health and fitness, there are a great deal of sites which confuse the subject with weight loss and weight loss supplements. If you are looking for a quick way to shed the pounds, then this is not the blog for you. However, if you have a desire to have a long and healthy life and to feel better about yourself in the process, then read on. Health and fitness is an issue in America. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) more than one-third of the U.S adult populace is obese. And while the information of eating healthy and exercising has been available for years, the truth of the matter is that the general public is just too busy to dedicate the time to some of the nonsense which is published concerning Health and Fitness. However, this article should help you. It is specifically catered to you the busy person.
Why does this and most fitness advice start with your diet?
It is all about the input. Regardless of the exercises that you perform, the stress that you reduce, and the other elements of a healthy lifestyle that you practice, if your body is consistently poisoning itself with a diet which is less than ideal, then the former things will be moot Consider the following normal situation:
A person goes through a mega burger drive through and orders a salad for him/herself and a diet coke. They then order a kids meal for the child. When the meal arrives he or she snatches a few fries and passes the food back. Where it may appear to be harmless, there are a few points to consider. First, while you are eating a healthy salad, you are enabling the child to practice unhealthy living. Secondly, those few fries everyday will add up and add to your overall poor health. Finally, regardless of whether a soda says diet, it is mainly comprised of Sugar (and not the good kind). Anthony Tornambe
Now, I Anthony Tornambe, understand that busy schedules and the hustle and bustle from point A to point B may not allow for the average person to spend time in the kitchen cooking a balanced meal. That is OK. Yes, you should try to do so, but if you cannot there are alternatives to jumping in the mega burger fast food line. For example, you could:
• Stop by your local grocery story and purchase some sushi or seaweed rolls
• Go to a deli and purchase a whole-wheat sandwich (go easy on mayo and condiments)
• Pack a snack of almonds, nuts, and fruit in the morning to snack on until you get home
• Make a fresh salad by going to a whole foods grocery story or marketplace
• Stop by a buffet and fix a small plate of vegetables, fruit, and fish
Do you have to give up those foods you love?
No, you do not. Granted you do not want to be shoveling down a quart of ice cream after eating a large supreme pizza, but if you keep your portions and your appetite in check then there is no reason why you should not be able to enjoy the foods that you love. Health and Fitness is not a diet plan. It is a lifestyle choice based on the everyday decisions that you make. Consistently choosing to down fried chicken (or any fried food for that matter), sodas, chips, and junk food will result in poor health, obesity, and frustration at reaching your health and fitness goals. Anthony Tornambe
Remember, you are unique
One of the things which perturbs me the most about the health and fitness misinformation is that there seems to be a focus on diets and eating habits which support everyone. This is simply not so. You are unique. As such, your metabolism, your digestion, your blood pressure, cholesterol, and such are unique. If you are hypoglycemic, then your diet will have more sugar than a diabetic. Men, your balanced diets should have more proteins (do some research, the hunter and gathering genes come into play) than women. Likewise, women should have more soy based products in a diet.
Build up a good input to get a good output
As stated at the beginning of this article, health and fitness is not a diet plan. That being stated, you must have good input if you want to have a good output and longevity of life. It is just common sense. A vehicle cannot run properly if you wait 50,000 miles to do an oil change. The engine would lock up. In the same train of thought, your body cannot run if the fuel being put into it is deficient. If you know that your lifestyle has poor eating habits, talk with your doctor or nutritionist about what changes you can make and then consider doing a detox on your body to prepare it for a healthier way of living. - Anthony Tornambe