Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Habits that Can Make You Fat

this is from an article by Everyday Health.  I hadn't considered some of these things.
1. Late Night Television Watching: Of course with television comes snacking and this habit can lead to a couple pounds a month.  After dinner munchies should be limited to health food, vegetables, frozen fruit, sir-popped popcorn etc.
2. Traveling for Work:  Sometimes this is beyond your control.  Traveling leads to unhealthy snacking.  Most travel is by car, so keeping a cooler with healthy snacks is important.  Choosing healthy foods when eating out is also important.  A six-inch sub on whole grain bread with lots of vegetables is better then hamburger eating.
3. A Cardio Obsession: This one doesn't seem right, but they say too much cardio burns muscle rather than fat.  You should have interval training, a minute cardio and then slower and then back and forth.  You should also not forget weight training, no more than every other day.
4. Blasting the Air Conditioner:  Never thought of this, but when you are cool you eat more.  Also you don't have to work as much to be comfortable.
5. A Jam-packed Fridge:  What?  The idea here is with a full fridge you forget what is in the vegetable crisper, it then goes bad and you throw it out.  Fruits that need processing should be washed and processed when they are brought in, and then placed in containers at eye level.  Counter fruits should be left in plain site.
6. A Daily Diet-soda Habit:  I have never had this problem, but drink too many sugared drinks, especially for diabetes.  For some reason, those who drink artificial sweetener drinks have a higher BMI than those who drink sugary drinks.  The theory is artificial sweeteners wet off you sweet tooth which results in eating other sugars.
7. Constantly Multi-tasking:  When we are busy and doing many things, the thing that is left out is healthy eating.  there is just no time to prepare healthy foods.

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