Managing Wellness with a Healthy Lifestyle.
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Allow me say that this (Managing Wellness with a Healthy Lifestyle) is a guest blog post by Dylan Foster. Please check him out at (healthwellwise.com) where he is a regular contributor!
When addressing wellness, particularly weight, it is often easier to attribute negative results to insufficient exercise than to acknowledge the link to specific eating habits.
This is not a result of overt denial so much as inattention and lack of awareness of exactly how many calories are being consumed.
While physical activity is an important aspect of wellness, it is not the most important consideration when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Outcomes of exercise programs, such as increased muscle mass, stamina, and calorie usage, do enhance weight-management efforts. However, the caloric cycle is actually the most important topic when the issue is weight.
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Unless you are an elite athlete, the majority of your calorie burn comes from your body doing the things it does naturally to keep you alive.
These are things like breathing, pumping blood, maintaining body temperature, and cell regeneration, to name a few.
Understanding calorie intake and burn rates, and the impact those factors have on weight is the best way to battle obesity.
The good news is, it is really not as complicated as it sounds.
Calorie needs are estimated based on age, lifestyle, and sex, and can be determined using the FDA Calories Chart, or by talking to your doctor if you need specialized nutritional guidance.
Nutrition and Dietary Needs
Calories in versus calories out is to weight management what the Punnett Square is to biology. It covers the most fundamentally basic concept, and not much else.
Understanding how food selection plays into not just the number of calories you consume, but also the way your body processes those calories is the next step.
The USDA has worked to simplify this through their MyPlate program, which provides a visual template to help guide you to healthier choices each time you eat or drink something.
Most food labeling is based on a 2,000-calorie diet, so depending on your individual needs, the percentages on the label may be inaccurate.
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Benefits of Home Cooking
Convenience foods have become the standard fare in today’s busy society. Even those who cook at home often opt for pre-packaged meals, and processed foods over fresh foods.
A misconception exists that meal prep for fresh from-scratch foods has to be difficult and time consuming.
In reality, you can make a wholesome meal from scratch in less time than it takes to order and receive takeout, and for a much lower price tag.
Cooking at home also allows you to control your ingredients, limiting or excluding added sugars, salts, and fats, and replacing them with healthier herbs and spices, oils, and in-season fruits and vegetables that will provide great flavor to your dishes.
Other Healthy Lifestyle Considerations
Understanding the mechanics of what you need to eat to maintain a healthy weight is critical, but there are other less obvious things to consider as well.
For instance, food cravings are impacted by stress and sleep deprivation, and increase the draw toward convenience foods in general just to simplify life.
Making sure you include regular exercise and get adequate sleep will help with both stress and weight management.
However, since stress can never be completely avoided, it’s important to get a better understanding of stress and how it works, as well as employ specific stress management techniques such as meditation (10 to 20 minutes a day) in your routine.
Additionally, stress management can also be in the form of implementing boundaries, saying “no” more often, being mindful of your triggers, staying away from negative people, decluttering and organizing your home, and finding new coping strategies for when stress erupts.
Understanding how calorie intake impacts weight is the critical first step to shedding those unwanted pounds.
Once you know what your intake should be, you can take it to the next level, and focus on nutrition and meal prep as lifestyle changes.
Doing so will help increase your likelihood of keeping the weight off, regardless of whether you are actively trying to lose weight or just need to maintain your current healthy weight.
Giving sufficient consideration to the lifestyle factors that impact when, what, and why you eat are also important for long-term success when it comes to weight management.
Hey, Managing Wellness with a Healthy Lifestyle can be rewarding, just like Dylan has mentioned here.
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Very good nutrition info. I need to do more home cooking. It’s better because you control what goes into your meals.
W.Santiago | Literal Med
You are completely right. We can prepare foods and it doesn’t have to be complicated. And we can control portions and ingredients making it a healthy eating.
I need to work on an increase in calorie burn. I’d heard that it gets harder to lose weight as you age a bit. Now I know that to be true.
khoingn | The Broad Life
This is a really good nutrition article. I’m cycling everyday and having a meal plan to keep my body healthy.
These are great tips. I love that you put home cooking in here. It’s easily the best way to stay healthy. Grow your own food and then cook it. Yum.
Absolutely true! Physical activity and exercise matter, but what you eat matters much more. It takes a LOT of physical activity to burn several hundred calories. You are better off cutting back on what you eat.
Rose Ann Sales
This is such a really great and very informative post about health! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Before, I wasn’t really paying so much attention to what I eat and end up with a bad body. But now I’m improving and learning about what I eat.. It gets better following that healthy style.
I agree, home cooking is usually better because you get to choose the right ingredients for you!
Fantastic and very informative post! But, it’s important to remember that there is no one size fits all approach to wellness and health!
thanks for the additional input of good health. I preffered homecooked meal at least I know the healthy ingredients I used
Angela Ricardo Bethea
Those are some great points to keep in mind and having a healthy lifestyle can be good in the long run. I’ve started home cooking rather than ordering out nowadays.
This is something I’ve wanted to jumpstart this year. We have had a bit of a bad lifestyle since covid started and I’m happy to say that I’ve been cooking more at home and researching healthy recipes.
Thanks for the good Nutrition insights.
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