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Improve Diet and Exercise With These 4 Tips

By Brandi Goodman 

The food you eat and the physical activity you do -- or don't do -- all have an impact on your health. With some diet and exercise tips in mind, you can make better choices that are beneficial for your well-being. Give them a try and see how much your lifestyle improves.

Start Every Day With a Healthy Breakfast

Your metabolism needs fuel to get started. If you wake up yet don't eat anything, your body will not yet be burning the fuel it needs for the day. Start every day with a healthy breakfast that jumpstarts your metabolism and provides you with the energy you need. Try a bowl of whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk or some eggs and toast.

Eat After Your Workout

It may seem contradictory to eat immediately after you just exercised, but it will actually help with recovery. Eating something following a workout will not immediately negate the calories you just burned or undo all your hard work. Eating protein and some carbs will help your muscles with recovery time. A smoothie is a great choice, as is Greek yogurt with some fruit.

Switch Between Cardio and Strength Training

Cardio is great for improving your heart health and burning lots of calories. However, it isn't the only form of exercise your body needs. You should be switching between cardio and strength training. Gaining strength through lifting weights can help build muscle and burn even more fat. The more muscle you have, the more calories you'll be burning during those cardio sessions and even as you sit.

Turn Up the Tunes While You Exercise

Staying motivated to work out to the best of your abilities can be tough. Turn up the tunes and listen to your favorite upbeat songs and you'll have a better chance of maintaining your stamina. You want to ensure a full workout that allows you to really get your body involved and moving a lot. Dancing along to the beat of some music can be a huge help with that.

Diet and exercise are the two main components of good health. Without proper nutrition or any physical activity done, your body will be weak, fatigued, and unable to maintain its healthy stature. Keep these tips in mind so you can improve your well-being and keep your mind and body adequately healthy. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Decatur, Ga.

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