Presentation on theme: "The Benefits of Eating Right and Exercising FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR OVERALL HEALTH BY: JAMES BREEN."— Presentation transcript:
The Benefits of Eating Right and Exercising FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR OVERALL HEALTH BY: JAMES BREEN
Why it’s important to combine exercise and a healthy diet: Weight loss can be achieved with a mixture of diet and exercise. It’s best to plan an exercise program that fits your needs while also making a healthy diet part of your daily routine. Your diet can not only back up your health goals but also improve your exercise performance
The importance of carbohydrates: As an active person, your body needs more carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body’s main energy source. Your carbohydrate intake should come from things such as: Whole grains Vegetables that contain starch Fruit Beans
Fruits and vegetables: “Fruits and vegetables are the foundation of good health.” (livestrong.com) The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition recommend that half of your plate be dedicated to fruits and vegetables at each meal. Try and shoot for as big a color range as possible.
Protein: Every meal should contain a source of lean protein. Lean protein can come from sources such as: Turkey breast or chicken White fish Soy Low fat yogurts or cottage cheese
Healthy fats: Every meal should contain some source of healthy fat. You can find healthy fats in things such as: Olive oil Fish Eggs Certain nuts and seeds
The basics of exercise: Minimally, you should try and achieve: 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise per week Or 75 minutes of vigorous cardio exercise per week *2 or more strength-training sessions per week are recommended but are optional
Why exercise performance can judge the success of your diet: If you are feeling better overall, maintaining your weight, or losing body fat: most likely your diet is doing what it should be doing
Why exercise performance can judge the success of your diet (continued): If you’re gaining weight: You may need to reduce your caloric intake If your exercise performance is being effected or you are losing energy: You may need to eat a little more Reduce your intake of processed foods or foods high in sugar Increase your intake of carbs containing fiber (fruits and vegetables) Changes may need to be made but I can do this!
Overall: Proper nutrition plays a huge part in living a healthy lifestyle. Combined with regular physical activity, diet can help you: Reach or maintain a healthy body weight Reduce your risk of chronic disease Promote or improve your overall health