With all the different trends out there today, it’s hard to know if trying the Atkins diet, experimenting with Paleo, or going gluten free will help you reach your goals. If you are serious about living a healthy and happy life, it’s time to stop jumping from one popular diet to the next and start building discipline and commitment. You need to stop dieting, and start making changes to your unhealthy lifestyle.
Though some of these diets can produce results (you can lose 10 lbs in a week), you may
not be losing fat. You could also be losing muscle mass. By restricting your body of certain foods, like carbohydrates and fats, you limit your body from getting the nutrition that it needs in order to properly function. It won’t be long before you’re back to your old habits and regained the weight that you made yourself crazy trying to lose (not to mention the money you probably wasted).
Instead of checking the latest new diet in society it’s time to start making lifestyle changes that
will give you lasting results. Think simple! Some of these small changes can make a big difference and help you gain the discipline you need to reach your ideal weight.
Your weight is just one part of your health. Why not start making small changes that can improve your overall life? In order to be successful, you need to accept yourself as you are and stay motivated to get to where you want to be. Remember, you didn’t gain all that weight in one week, so give yourself time to lose it. The process is hard, but doing it the right way makes it a lot more enjoyable.
Each year time seems to pass by faster and faster. We will try anything to slow down the aging process, but time is a relentless opponent. However, there is a way to combat time and maintain our health longer.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a movie about a man who ages backward. At birth, Benjamin Button has the physical makeup and ailments of an 80 year old man, but as he ages chronologically, his body becomes physically younger. Each year of his life, he becomes more robust and youthful. Wouldn’t it be nice if the science fiction of becoming younger each year could be a reality?
In a very real sense, you can turn back time and feel younger each year. Turning back your biological clock is the exact premise of the book “Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D. The authors present a case for becoming functionally younger as you age. Exercise, as you might have guessed is one of the key components of becoming younger as you age. Each year, more of the science behind exercise is uncovered and the benefits of living an active lifestyle become exceedingly obvious.
How we live, determines the quality of our life to a greater degree than even genetics. More than 50% of the ailments and diseases of modern living can be improved or eliminated with exercise. The best news is that it does not matter when we start or what condition we are in when we decide to change our lifestyle. Exercise can help almost everybody feel better and become younger.
Dr. Lodge presents seven rules of living to be Younger Next Year. The first three rules all deal with exercise As you start exercising, you begin where you are and gradually progress to more activity as you adapt to your exercise program.
Here are the rest of Dr. Lodge’s rules for turning back your biological clock.
You may not age backwards as the movie character, Benjamin Button, but after reading “Younger Next Year”, you will have a plan to start turning your biological clock backward and feel younger as you age.
To learn more about how to start a safe and effective exercise program, contact Strength for Life, www.Strengthforlife.us and set up a free consultation.
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