Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle and eating properly are vital to looking and feeling your best! While best practices for nutrition vary from patient-to-patient based on individual needs, goals, and lifestyles, there are many things you can do to kick-start your health and get on the right track.
We all know that diet fads, plans, and advice change regularly, and it can be extremely difficult to know what is worth trying, which foods to keep in your diet, and how different foods and nutrients interact to affect your health. In general, it is recommended to draw a diet plan from a wide variety of food groups. A diet plan rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy helps to ensure that your body receives the nutrients it needs, while avoiding highly processed, salty, or fat-laden foods will help your body to function at its best and promote better energy levels!
Some basic diet practices that can positively impact your health include:
Regular physical activity is proven to help improve your health, fitness, and can help to reduce the risk of a wide range of chronic diseases. The typical recommendation for overall cardiovascular health in adults is 150 minutes a week of moderate activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. (Or, say, 30 minutes a day, five times a week).
Recommendations for exercise levels vary based on your individual needs, health, goals, and lifestyle. One simple way to begin to improve your health is to start walking! Walking programs are flexible and easy to stick with, and can additionally be made into a social and fun activity for you to enjoy with your family or friends.
Here at DelMed Health, we would be happy to see you and discuss fitness and nutrition options that will suit your time, lifestyle, budget, and nutritional goals!