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A Simple Approach to Being Healthy

Aug 7, 2008
Although there has been a lot of people who made a good living down through the years by making being healthy into something like rocket science, that means you have to buy their book or video, or perhaps subscribe to their newsletter in order to understand what you need to do to enjoy living a healthy life . Not that there isn't a place for education when it comes to health issues. Just think we have over complicated the matter in some instances instead of stating the basic simplicity of being healthy.

So you are now wondering what my simple approach is to being healthy, and do I have a clue about what I am talking about or just blowing smoke. Well don't claim to be an expert but it really doesn't take an expert to understand the basics of being physically fit.

It just boils down to two things, proper diet and proper exercise. You work on these two things and you won't be too far off from being healthy. Well you might say, we already know that, tell us something we don't know. Told you before, like keeping things simple, and that's intention of this article.

Lets talk about diet first, lots of diets and diet products out there that can be quite expensive. Lets state three principles about diet that if put into practice could help you lose weight and be healthy.

1. Watch your calorie intake. Don't over eat, push away from the table and practice moderation.

2 . Stay away from meat products that are high in fat, eat lean red meat or try to eat skinless chicken breast, veal, or consider fish.

3. Stay away from sugars and foods loaded with carbohydrates, especially food having bad carbohydrates.

Take a little time to study and learn the difference in good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates. Now if you get your diet under control, that's good. Now lets get a little exercise in, this is so simple you are going to love it. A lot of experts recommend twenty minutes three times of week of exercise that will get your heart rate up during that time. If three days a week is all you can do, then do it, but personally recommend four days a week of thirty to forty-five minutes of exercise that is not only aerobic but also some strength training too.

Weight lifting is great if you have the time, and you do it fast to get an aerobic exercise at the same time. When had the time use to do a twenty to thirty minute weight training workout straight through with no breaks, that will really get your heart rate up. But if you don't have the time for lifting weights, maybe you could incorporate some push-ups and pull-ups into your routine. There is also the option of isometric exercises ( resistance exercises-exerting your strength against an immovable object).

These are my simple tips for being healthy, give them a try. You might just be amazed at the results.
About the Author
Chris Jensen is a contributing author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and views visit Jetfly Healthy Lifestyle Blog now. Also, for the best up-to-date related online products, check out Jetfly Fitness Monitors & Pedometers Shop for todays current online deals.
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