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
Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight
How A Dietitian Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Weighless For Life
Eating To Beat Stress
Nutrition Myths & Realities
Eating For Your Metabolism
Do I Have to Give Up My Favorite Comfort Food?
Improving Your Eating Habits
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 . . .
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
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
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
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?
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