Discover the important long-term benefits to balance diet and exercise when trying to get fit and lose weight.
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Life-Changing Benefits of a Balanced Diet and Exercise Program
To exercise or to eat well, which is more important? Some researchers say by eating well without exercise you will lose weight, while others tout the benefits of exercise over diet. Which is the truth?
You might also be worried that you will miss out on the benefits from a balanced diet and exercise program. Find out the answers to these questions and and more below.
Recently, when I started my current program to get fit and lose weight, it wasn’t just for kicks. It began as a way for me to get back on track and set into motion my goal to live a healthy lifestyle.
Notice I didn’t mention that my focus was just on clean eating or just getting back in shape.
I purposely included both in my journey toward life-long health, because both exercise and a healthy diet go hand in hand.
Begin with a Balanced Diet
If you remember the adage, “Calories in calories out,” then you know that the best way for you to lose the calories you digest is to burn them through exercise.
There’s really no other “good” way. Here’s a quick video tutorial to explain what I mean.
A Beginners Guide To Healthy Eating – Clean and Delicious (Video)
Balance Your Healthy Diet with Exercise
Furthermore, believing that eating well only will afford you good health without exercise, doesn’t explain how you will hope to lose fat efficiently and quickly and keep the weight off long-term.
It just won’t happen.
Neither will someone who over-exercises. Sure, you will gain lots of muscle but without eating well, you won’t be able to maximize your muscle or body health.
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The fact is, muscles need good nutrition to perform their job successfully and stay healthy.
Thus, living a balanced life requires both: good food and good exercise. Here’s just the tip of the iceberg for why you should exercise. (See Video below.)
The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise – Wendy Suzuki (Video)
Long-Term Benefits of a Balanced Diet and Exercise Program
Thus, if you want to live longer and healthier, then you’ll need to focus on a life filled with good food and exercise.
Take it slowly and make the changes count. Truly, it’s the minor changes and tweaks that offer the best chance for your success, just as it is for the major one you’ve already made by deciding to live a healthy lifestyle.
Here’s the skinny on the long-term benefits of doing both eating clean and exercising:
- Controls Weight
- Combats disease and poor health conditions, like heart disease, stroke and diabetes
- Improves mood
- Boosts energy
- Maintains flexibility
- Prevents osteoporosis and fractures
- Reduces depression
- Decreases anxiety
- Improves memory
- Reduces stress
- Reduces inflammation
- Lowers risk for early death
- Reduces risk for diabetes
- Decreases risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Boosts immune system
Sounds great, huh? Then it’s time to make the switch and do it today. Here’s to your good health!
For more great tips and tricks to be well, check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Healthy Living Section.