Most of us know that a healthy eating plan and exercise are vital to our health, but we tend to forget the importance of sleep. Yet if you don’t get enough sleep, you probably won’t feel like exercising (or doing anything at all). You might also experience cravings for sugary or fatty “comfort foods” due to the hormonal disruption. So if you want to be successful with your weight loss plan, paying attention to quality sleep can be a crucial step.
When you decide to pursue an exercise program or weight loss plan, your motivations might range from improving your appearance to following doctor’s orders. Those are certainly good reasons to improve your health. But for many people, more specific knowledge can be empowering. What exactly are the benefits of this lifestyle change?
You already know that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of many chronic age-related diseases, and it’s an important part of your weight loss plan too. But you might be surprised to learn that your exercise routine can actually keep you healthy by supporting your immune system and reducing your odds of getting sick!
When you’re renovating your diet, whether for weight loss or just general health purposes, learning new ways of cooking can feel challenging. It might surprise you to learn that one of the most nutritionally dense foods is also one of the simplest and cheapest: Beans! But they do seem a little boring on the surface. How can you include more beans in your meals, but in interesting and palatable ways?
Many of us are concerned about our food supply, and prefer to eat healthier diets whether for weight loss or disease prevention (or both). But sustainability is another growing concern. More of us are becoming aware of the environmental concerns created by our food supply chain, which requires an enormous amount of energy output, factory farming, and other unpopular necessities.