For many of us, dieting for health and fitness is one of the biggest, but most overlooked challenges we will face in our lifetime. That may sound like a pretty tall statement, think about it though. What shortens our lifespan? What consistently has made us sick, unhealthy and ended our lives early? Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and almost all forms of modern disease trace back to our dietary choices.I realize that pill is a little hard to swallow, but it is true, none the less. I was visiting with a friend a while back and the conversation went something like this; Fred: ” That was an excellent dinner, want some dessert”? Michelle: “Maybe, it’s not good for you though”. Fred: “I know, it’ll shorten our lifespan, especially that chocolate mousse.” Michelle: “Ya, it comes off the end though, what are you having?”The fact is, we all want to enjoy are lives, and food is a big part of it. So, what’s the trick, how do we eat to enjoy food and eat for health and fitness.Perception and attitude are the key factors that lead us into, or away from, dieting for health and fitness. With the advent of professional advertising agencies that are very skilled at marketing “stuff ” that may or may not be in our best interest to buy. We have to be very careful to make up our own minds about what tastes good and is enjoyable.A couple of obvious examples are fast food and fad diets of all sorts. According to the commercials for fast food, they’re selling the nectar of the gods to us. If you’re not used to fast food and their ads, it has a completely different effect on you. I quit eating fast food years ago and I don’t watch any mainstream television. I use the internet to get the “news” and I rent or buy movies if I want to watch one.The last time I visited my sister and her family we went to a fast food place for lunch. It was kinda disgusting, the place smelled terrible and the food wasn’t edible. That might seem a little extreme to you. It’s true though. If you’re not conditioned to that poison, it’s very hard to stomach. Look at booze or tobacco products. Until you have conditioned your body to tolerate them, they will make you gag, cough and be sick. Remember the first time you tried one of those products?Here’s my point, you can buy or make food that tastes good and is good for you, or you can make or buy food that isn’t. The choice is yours, don’t let someone convince you a poor choice is really alright because of very clever advertising gimmicks.The fact is, there are just as many excellent tasting, very enjoyable food choices out there as there are poor choices. For reasons I don’t understand, it seems the poor choices get more advertising dollars spent on them.You can change your perception about food to one that matches a diet for health and fitness. Challenge yourself to change your attitude to one that will make you successful in achieving your health and fitness goals.Visualization and meditation have helped me tremendously. Take a little time daily to see yourself with the body and eating habits you desire. Post a picture that you will see often of someone with the habits and physique you are going to have. With a little determination and sustained effort you will achieve your goals quite quickly.
Living a Healthy Life Through Health and Fitness
People will do anything just to be healthy. Recent studies show that once an individual reach in the age of puberty he or she will already be very conscious about her figure. The reasons might vary but keeping fit would mean keeping yourself healthy too.Our society nowadays is very open to any health and fitness program. In fact some people are going crazy buying all those very expensive products seen in the market that doesn’t even give assurance for change. People even go to the extent of having a surgery just to keep fit.What is really health and fitness? Can we really benefit on this? Do we need to spend a lot of money just to keep in shape?The determinants for health and fitness are what we eat, the ways we live our lives, the leisure in life we do and even the things we do to be physically fit.Positive health which has a great part in being healthy and fit is the way of maintaining our body to look good and feel good. This will enable us to maintain a positive lifestyle.Keeping fit will depend on how you live you life. It is when you follow a lifestyle that is full of physical activities like physical work, exercise and more. This is when you have a positive outlook in life and your main concern is how to live a healthy life.There are a lot of reasons why you need to be fit. Here are some of the main reasons why:1. It would be easy for you to do things you wanted to do if you are physically fit. Like for example, if you are into rock or mountain climbing, you cannot do this not unless you are physically fit.2. Maintaining good physically fit body will help you increase metabolism which will also maintain your weight. Therefore you will not be having trouble in losing weight.3. A physically fit person is having the advantage of living a quality life. He will be health conscious and will enjoy longer than those who are not physically fit.4. Being physically fit makes the person boost your ego. It will be easy for you to choose clothes to wear, etc. People will look at him as a good example.Health and fitness is one of the most important things that a person should consider. Do you believe that being healthy is being wealthy? If so, live well love your life!