Proper nutrition and exercise are both important factors when it comes to weight loss and overall good health. DoctorsCare explains why the 80% nutrition and 20% exercise rule is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
While the 80/20 rule isn’t scientifically proven, the combination of well a balanced diet with regular physical exercise leads to the complete healthy package. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to nutrition and health since everyone is unique with different bodies, genetics, and goals.
Applying the 80/20 rule while understanding the food you eat can help make a huge difference in your health. Proper nutrition habits can have a better impact on both your physique goals and body composition. It’s becoming more common to hear that what you eat will help further your weight loss significantly more than how often you work out. We burn fewer calories than expected during a workout and it’s easy to eat those calories and then some back after working out. To lose a pound, you need to eat a 3,500-calorie deficit which means you would have to burn 750 calories through exercise. In short, it’s much easier to cut out calories from your diet than burn a couple hundred through exercise.
A healthy, balanced diet has proven health benefits such as
- lowering blood pressure
- improving glucose control for diabetics
- improving arthritis
- weight loss
- and more
Daily exercise is a good habit and important for both a healthy body and mind. Sometimes finding the right routine is difficult, so try different things such as walking or running, lifting weights, taking a barre class, at-home workouts, etc. There are so many ways to move daily so why not find the one that you’ll enjoy doing.
Don’t know where to start? March is National Nutrition Month so why not start now! Before starting a new diet or exercise routine, be sure to consult with your physician.
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