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very helpful info... Thanx!
#9 is you're not using a heart rate monitor or watch. ;-)
I think I make every single one of those mistakes. :p
Thanks for all the good advice. My problem is not taking a day off. I will try to do better at this. I also need to remember to challenge my body by changing my routine.
Thanks for writing this!
I am sorry, but sometime the over simplified "solutions" irritate me. My boss has enough sarcastic cracks to make when I get up and do a lap 3 times a day. ( have to walk by his office to leave mine) If I did every half an hour I would really be labled as a goof off. I try to find as many excuses as possible to get up and move, but my productivity levels rely on my staying put with my computer.
I just try to sit down as little as possible at home in the evenings.
I have a question. people say that sitting too much is bad for your health. so what does a person with limited mobility do who either needs arm assistance to get around (assistance of another for distances and not always available and they do all the other things mentiioned correctly in the exercise and eating categories) or what about others who use wheelchairs? just wondering.
I love this article please don't delete it
I have a problem with #3 and #8. I'm trying to eat better, but it seems like there isn't enough time. I feel like what little time I have I can either spend cooking or working out and I try to work out and then end up eating unhealthy food. I have a desk job so I'm sitting most all of the day. I try to get up frequently to walk around. I find excuses to get up and walk around the office - walking over to someone rather than calling them; walking to the bathroom on the other side of the building; etc. But so often I get so busy that I find the entire day has gone by and I haven't moved from my desk at all.
Avoiding sitting all day is tough, but I'm going to try harder to find a few minutes between meetings to go for a walk or hit the stairs
I'm definitely guilty of trading off sleep for my workout dates. I'm going to be more conscience of my rest time.
Our bodies are amazingly balanced systems. When things are not balanced properly, they don't function as they should. If the sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, glucose, etc. levels in our blood are too high OR too low, it is unhealthy.
Too little sleep is harmful. So is too much. Too many calories causes excess fat storage and a host of other problems going along with that. Too few, and our bodies are unhealthy in other ways. Having no fat in our diets is unhealthy. A diet of 100% fat (or carbs or protein for that matter) would be terribly unhealthy.
Everything we do to care for our bodies must be balanced to be beneficial.
This article takes balance into consideration rather well. Thanks for posting it!
Great advice especially since I sit at a computer all day At least I work upstairs and must go up and down to make copies.
Really good tips for folks to work on incorporating if they aren't seeing results. Too many times folks usually turn up the dial even more if they see no results. They never think that maybe they're doing too much in the first place.
Proper nutrition doesn't "fuel" *anything.* It just makes sure all your parts are working properly so that you can get the most out of your workouts and not hurt yourself. People need to quit confusing calories and nutrition. It'd be like saying gasoline and spare parts are the exact same thing. And I think your car would have something to say about that.
Cut those calories back far enough and there's no way you are going to get enough nutrients for stuff to continue working properly. You will also start losing lean mass. Lots and lots of studies have been done now showing that what you eat is far more important than how much you eat. Even the Twinkie Diet guy was still in the almost-obese bodyfat percentage range, and had lost 8 to 9 pounds of lean mass while he was "proving" it doesn't matter what you eat. His own data disagreed with his conclusion.
Rather like the state of a *lot* of nutrition science nowadays, to tell you the truth. Even with the China Study, T. Colin Campbell didn't read his own data!
Anyway. Pay attention sometime to the messages given men who are trying to get into shape. They are not told to genteely starve. They are told to EAT. They are even--*gasp*--told to eat meat! Denying food to women to give more of a lion's share to the men is a longstanding and disgraceful tradition across much of the world, and *we* are the ones who make the babies and then have to physically recover for years afterward. Shame on the diet industry for perpetuating this message even though there is *zero* real science to back it up. It's not just hurting us--it's hurting our kids.
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