Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

In order you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you have to balance out two very important things, food intake and exercise. Having only a good diet or only getting adequate exercise isn’t enough to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle, you need both. So I’ll share some tips for doing so.

First we’ll look at food intake. While every knows they should “eat healthy,” they don’t always know how to. Knowing what kinds of food to eat and things to avoid is key.

To maintain a healthy weight, you typically want a good ratio of carbs, protein, and fat in your diet. It is recommended that 45-65% of your daily calories come from carbohydrates, 10-35% form protein, and 20-35% from fats. This ratio would differ if you are looking to add or lose weight. Many articles will tell you roughly the same things you should be looking for in your diet:

While food intake is one side of the balance beam, exercise is the other. It is important to get adequate exercise if you are aiming to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Mayo Clinic recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. They also recommend strength training exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. These are the recommendations for the average adult. Many people will need or want to include much more exercise than this in their daily schedule based on their goals.

Giving yourself a great diet and exercise plan will provide you with the best of both worlds. You can’t maintain a healthy lifestyle without focusing on both of these things. It is crucial that you lay out a well thought-out plan for yourself based on your health goals to ensure results.

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