The key to getting started with exercise is to envision your future with fitness, plan out your goals, start slowly and build up to your goal gradually. Find a support system to keep you motivated and consistent about exercising. Changing habits doesn’t happen in a day, and often we need someone (other than ourselves) to keep us on track. Stay honest - as your abilities and stamina improve, gradually increase the amount of time you exercise, and raise the bar until you get to your goal.
Healthier cooking does not mean creating bland and boring food. Healthy food can be delicious too - when made with the right ingredients and cooked in a healthier way! Some healthy cooking techniques include: choosing better carbohydrates, swapping the protein, using less fat, and switching up your cooking methods.
Not all people with diabetes need to be on a low-carb or very-low-carb diet to manage their diabetes. Instead, focus on following a diet that consists of an adequate amount of high quality carbs. If you really want to try a low-carb diet for either weight loss or diabetes, consult your primary care physician first.
Regardless if you are eating a home-cooked meal or restaurant food, you can (usually) keep your diet and routine nutritious and healthy. Read on to explore some healthier Mexican meal options.
It may seem ideal to have home-cooked food always available. However, that may not always be practical or possible. We may need a break from cooking, cleaning dishes, or just need time to relax. There may be guilt or shame about ordering out as if cooking a homemade meal is always better. However, ordering takeout food tonight can still be part of a healthy lifestyle!
When we lose weight, we often think that we are losing fat. But that’s a common myth - usually, when we are dieting to lose weight, we often lose muscle and water along with fat. This can show great initial results, but usually will lead to weight regain, affecting your mood and motivation. When trying to lose weight (and keep it off), it is crucial to incorporate not just aerobic or cardiac exercise, but also strengthening exercises as well.
You may have been told to reduce or stop exercise with your current or recent condition. Under most circumstances, reducing exercise is acceptable, but if you have been told to stop exercise altogether, there are likely still some movements you can do, with restrictions. Movement is good for the body, and the mind. Here are some reasons why your doctor may recommend that you slow or stop exercise, and what you can do about it.
Many people don’t talk about congestive heart failure when they have it. But most of us with the diagnosis will have the same thoughts and worries running through our minds. Before making any assumptions, let’s identify 4 common beliefs that we may develop with a diagnosis of heart failure that are totally untrue and should not cause you to worry.