Many people get lost in all the advice and fad diet hoopla that consumes the health and diet market. We all know that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce the chances of many risk factors, improve one’s health even help you lose a few pounds, but It can be hard to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
It doesn’t have to be hard, however, if you just stick to these nutrition and health basics. Review this list and see what you can change in your everyday lifestyle to improve your health.
Fruits and Veggies – If you’re like the majority of Americans, then you’re probably not getting enough fruits or vegetables in your diet. As a matter of fact, you probably need to double the amount you are currently eating. Some easy ways to get more fruits and veggies in your diet is to:
- Make smoothies – an easy and delicious way to sneak extra fruit and veggies in your diet
- Marinate your veggies – just stay away from high fat and sodium marinade’s
- Try frozen veggies – they are just as healthy as their fresh counterparts and steam up easily in the microwave in just 5 minutes.
Nutrient-Rich Foods – The bulk of your diet should consist of nutrient-rich, whole foods. Instead of viewing foods as either “good” or “bad” for you, look and see if it consists of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients and are low in saturated fats, sodium and sugar.
Calories Count – When it comes to losing or even controlling a healthy weight calories are what counts. If you need to lose a few pounds to achieve a healthy weight then you need to either consume fewer calories, burn more calories or for best results, do both, which leads us to…
Stay Active – Coupling a healthy diet with exercise is the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. Try to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day. Hate exercising? Then check out these 30 Fast And Simple Exercise Tips to get you moving.