Many fitness enthusiasts across the Triangle are getting into a good routine of exercise at Fit for Life 24 in Apex. The American Heart Association encourages this heart-strong habit. While exercising and working out are great ways to get in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to eat well. In order to accomplish a healthy weight goal that supports the body properly, it is important to do it right.
Instead of fad dieting, it is important to understand how different foods fuel the body and embrace the energy that good nutrition offers. Of course, eating well doesn’t mean Fit for Life 24 members have to sacrifice enjoying their favorite foods. Adopting healthy habits regarding nutrition boils down to balance and knowledge.
Seeking to complement your FFL24 routine with healthy food habits? Try out these four important tips:
- Understand the body’s needs. What’s healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. Whether diabetic or anemic, have celiac disease or are lactose intolerant; there are many different needs for different bodies. Be sure to discuss nutrition with a doctor; and make healthy choices based on needs.
- Learn to read food labels. Once FFL24 members know what their bodies need, it’s important to understand food labels beyond the calorie count. This resource from the FDA is a great tool for fully comprehending all the numbers on the back of everything that gets put in the cart.
- Adopt a healthful mantra. Sometimes repeating a positive phrase can help keep people motivated. For example, “Everything in moderation. There aren’t bad foods, just better foods!” Positive mantras keep FFL24 members encouraged and on track.
- Seek balance. Don’t stress about eating a perfectly “clean” and healthy meal every time. The Mayo Clinic reports, “If indulgence is the exception rather than the rule, you’ll balance things out over the long term. What’s important is that you eat healthy foods most of the time.” Learn how to make healthy swaps in order to maintain this balance.
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