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Nutrition And Wellness For A Healthy Lifestyle

Jul 2, 2008
We all know that nutrition comes from eating the right kinds of foods in the right amounts. Wellness within us comes from knowing about nutrition and implementing it into our lives. However, it is sometimes easier said than done. So, why is it that many people struggle to properly implement nutrition and wellness into their diets? Busy lifestyles are often blamed for poor nutrition and lack of wellness as a whole, but while this may be a valid factor, with the many quick, easy and nutritious meals that can be created it really shouldn't be used as an excuse.

The dietary choices that people make affect not only them, but their families as well. If they are parents, how they eat will determine how their children eat and how other generations go on to eat as well. The choices that are made affect future health and possibly how long they live.

So, what can be done to improve nutrition and wellness? In the US, there are basic dietary guidelines that clearly outline what is better to eat and what types of foods to avoid. The guidelines, if followed and implemented successfully, are thought to decrease the risk of obesity, disease and poor health in general. The risk of diabetes, heart diseases and other illnesses declines if the guidelines are properly administered.

The guidelines state theta they recommend eating nutrient full foods, eating less fatty foods, becoming more active day by day and by sticking within a calorie limit. Calorie limits can vary from person to person; it is always advised to seek a doctor's opinion and advice before starting any physical activity and a diet. It is unlikely a doctor will advise against such exercise and diets unless a severe problem is apparent.

A good starting guide for nutrition and wellness is as follows:

Calories: Don't just count calories on the packet. Look at everything else on the nutritional information fat, sugar, carbohydrates, protein, etc. This will, as an overall picture, give you a good starting point as to whether it is nutritionally healthy or not. Look for certain foods that include various vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that are great for your body.

Keeping everything balanced: be sure to stay as active as you can, all the while incorporating a new and nutrient packed diet. Experts agree that if you want to stay the weight you are now you have to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity. If you want to lose weight, you have to do more than 30 minutes of real exercising every day. If you aren't used to exercising take it slow and work your routine up gradually.

Eat plenty of the right foods: Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, protein, wholegrain foods and calcium full foods. These food groups are packed full of nutrients that are perfect for helping you with your nutrition and wellness.

Keep it lean: Meat should always be free of fat. If there is any fats on the meat you have, make sure to trim the fat off before cooking and eating. There are plenty of supermarkets and stores that sell lean meats to save you having to make it lean yourself. Changing your nutrition and wellness will be a complete change of lifestyle. This change is for the better and you will feel better for making and taking the decision.
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