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Healthy Eating
Eating for a healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is … According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a healthy eating plan will:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
  • Stays within your daily calorie needs

Fitness Article Index
Making the decision to lose weight, change your lifestyle, and become healthier is a big step to take. Losing weight takes more than desire. It takes commitment and a well-thought-out plan. Before you begin any exercise program we encourage you to talk to your health care provider. He or she can explore any weight-related risk factors you may have. Ask for a follow-up appointment to monitor changes in your weight or any related health conditions. Click here for five tips to ensure long term success . . .

Getting Started
Are You Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals?
You’ve Made the Commitment
The Benefits of Physical Activity
Hints for Reaching My Goals
Measuring Physical Activity Intensity
Perceived Exertion
Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults
Planning Your Activity for the Week
How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?
Aerobic Activity – What Counts
Healthy Pregnant or Postpartum Women
Strength Training for Older Adults
Physical Activity: The Calorie Connection
Eight Tips for Heart Health
Why Strength Training?
What Is Healthy Weight Loss?
What Are the Health Risks Obesity?
Helping Children Maintain a Healthy Weight
Preventing Weight Gain
How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?
About BMI for Adults
Working At Proper Intensity
Healthy Weight – It’s Not A Diet, It’s A Lifestyle!
Glossary of Terms
Staying Motivated
Cardio Benefits: What It Does For You
Cardio Benefits: Respiratory System
How To Start A New Exercise Routine
Cardio Benefits: Musculoskeletal System
Resistance Training: Building your strength
Fartlek Training: How to do it and what it does
Resistance Training: Powerlifting
How To Measure Your Heart Rate
How To Use A Heart Rate Monitor
Resistance Training: Hypertrophy
Inverval Training: How To Do It and What It Does
Cardio Training: Long Slow Distance
Resistance Training: Muscular Endurance
Cardio Training: Pace/Tempo
Cardio Routine: Repetition Training
Stretching: Why it’s important and how to do it
Warmup: How to do it and what it does
Benefits of Resistance Training
Where Your Heartrate Should Be
Why “Just Running” Can Be Counter-Productive
Plateau Busters!
The Importance of Resistance Training
A Pair of Dumbbells, Thinking outside the Box
Abdominal Exercises and Background
Recumbent exercise bikes
A Variety of Ab’s
The Obesity Rate in America Is Increasing!!
What Is CrossFit Training?
7 Benefits of Running on a Treadmill
Home Gym vs. Gym Membership: Which Is Better?
New Year, New You: How to Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
What to Look for in a Vibration Trainer
Whole Body Vibration: An Effective Exercise Method?

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.

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