According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the past 20 years, the diets of most Americans have changed, consuming too many calories and too few nutrients.
In fact, 60 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and 9 out of 10 Americans fall short of many essential nutrients in their diets. With on-the-go lifestyles, many people find it difficult to eat right, exercise regularly and keep their diet in check.
Here are some tips to encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle:
Eat wholesome foods. A menu filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables will give you a big nutritional boost because they are packed with fiber and water and are low in fat. Also, opt for lean protein in your diet, which helps control hunger, stabilize blood sugar levels, support your metabolism as well as build and protect muscle.
Up your activity. Always speak with your doctor before beginning a new workout regimen. Make sure you get the recommended amount of activity into your week. The key is to gradually increase your activity levels. Switch up your routine every month to you can continually challenge yourself, improve fitness levels and work major muscle groups in different ways to prevent plateaus."
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