Healthy Eating and Exercise

Healthy eating and exercise is the number one key to keeping fit. We all have heard it and sometimes it might not always be that easy to do. But there are some things that you can do that will help to even things out sometimes. It is important for everyone to set healthy eating habits, especially parents or child care givers. Our children are getting obese by the thousands every year. They see what we eat and are eating the same way. It is time that parents took a stand and admitted to not always eating properly in front of our children. The first place kids learn is at home, they see what we eat and what kind of exercise that we do or not do, and imitate us. So start paying attention to our own healthy eating and exercise habits to make our children better.


Our diet should contain as much water as you can, crisp fresh vegetables and fruit. Limit the amount of sugary candies, chips, ice cream and cookies to a minimum. These types of foods will cause your body to absorb large amounts of calories and fat. Eating well-balanced meals at normal times of the day is another way to keep yourself healthy. If your body does not have the food on a regular basis then it will hold on to whatever fat cells it can. So when you eat a regular times each day your body will know that it is going to get food and not hold those fat cells. Limiting your red meat intake is a good thing to try to do. Red meat is very rough on your digestive system and takes longer to digest in your stomach than white meat. Foods with caffeine, sodium and high carbs should be limited as much as possible. Caffeine is a stimulant and could cause your body to feel hungry when you are not.


Exercise is anything that makes your move. It is not always the running, weight lifting or tread milling like we see on TV. Exercise is taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walk around the corner to the neighborhood coffee shop instead of stepping into the floor cafeteria. There are many things you can do to fit exercise into your busy schedule. Take a bag lunch and walk in the park during your lunch time or instead of calling that co-worker on the phone, take a stride to their desk. Anything that gets you moving will help you get in the exercise you need to live healthy. Get the kids out in the yard and play. Many of the kids now a days just sit around on the computer or game station and do not get enough exercise. Get them involved in an outside sports or some other activity that happens outdoors. Children need sunlight and activities to help their metabolism. This helps to keep them healthy and fit.

Healthy eating and exercise can help reduce obesity in our country. Always consult your doctor before you start any diet and exercise routine to make sure your body is healthy enough for exercise.



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