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3 Tips on How You Can Eat Healthier and Exercise More



The majority of people know that exercising and eating healthy are the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it isn’t always as easy as it sounds. The good news is that even the smallest of (positive) changes that you make to your lifestyle can have a significant impact on your health. Here are three tips on how you can eat healthier and exercise more that are fairly easy and even fun to do.

#1: Try Walking More

One way to exercise more is to simply start by walking more. Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise, and it’s also the easiest to incorporate into your daily life. For example, try taking a walk through your neighborhood early in the morning before work or right after you get off work. If you have a dog, walking your dog every day can also count as exercise.

If you live in an area where you can walk to and from all of your destinations, you can walk (or bike) instead of driving. If this isn’t possible, then you can do other things like park farther away from your destination and take the stairs instead of the elevator.

#2: Switch Out the Bad for the Good

A common misconception of healthy eating is that you can never eat your favorite foods again, and this is untrue for two reasons. This first is that for most people, everything is okay in moderation— unless it is a food product that causes a life-threatening allergic reaction. The second is that you can switch out some unhealthy foods for others that are similar.

White Bread vs. Wheat Bread

One of the most common examples of “switching the bad for the good” is bread. White bread is made of flour, is usually bleached, and has little to no nutritional value because it is highly processed. Whole wheat (or whole grain bread), on the other hand, has more grains and more fiber. Therefore, this is a healthier choice for your heart and overall health.

Saturated Fat vs. Unsaturated Fat

Fat is a necessary part of the human diet, so it won’t do you much good to avoid it completely. In fact, fat is needed to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. However, saturated fat is the worst kind, as it can clog the arteries and raise cholesterol and blood pressure. In addition, saturated fats become solid at room temperature, whereas unsaturated fats remain liquid at room temperature.

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Instead of eating red meat all of the time (which is notorious for containing saturated fat), eat more fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna. You don’t have to stop eating red meat altogether, but you should limit your intake.

Natural Sweeteners vs. Sugar

Consuming too much table sugar and other added sugars can lead to a variety of health problems, including type II diabetes. Processed foods you buy from the grocery store and food (especially desserts) in restaurants are loaded with added sugars, so it’s important to limit your consumption of these foods. It’s also a good idea to switch out your table sugar and replace it with a natural sweetener, such as:

● Agave nectar

● Blackstrap molasses

● Coconut sugar

● Maple syrup

● Raw honey

#3: Make Your Own

Making your own food, whether by growing fruits and vegetables in your garden or by buying healthier food ingredients from the store, is another way to eat healthier. Because packaged foods from the grocery store are full of excess salt, sugar, and/or saturated fats, you can make your own healthier version yourself. For example, you can make your own desserts by using a natural sweetener and your own whipped topping by combining low-fat cream and other ingredients into a whip cream charger from Exotic Whip. In addition, you can create your own healthy recipes that still allow you to enjoy your favorite dishes.

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You can also make your own workout routine. However, walking may not be the best solution, and you may find that another form of exercise works better. This is especially true depending on your age, as different exercises work better for different age groups. Also, not every popular workout program works for everyone, so you have to find what works for you.

For the best results and the most positive impact on your health, you should consult with your healthcare provider. Keep in mind that not every food substitution or type of exercise is recommended for everyone. Only you and your doctor can determine what plan will be the most beneficial to your health.

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