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Balancing Act – The Battle of the Bulge

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It seems as though the world is fighting a constant battle, the battle of the bulge. So many diet plans and get thin quick products promise amazing results in a short amount of time and desperation tends to lead people to try anything for the sake of beauty … even waist training!

There are those who drink nothing but green juices all day and those who completely cut out an important food group from their diets (the dreaded carbs) for the sake of being thin. Some go the Kardashian route and compress their internal organs with the hope of magically squeezing their stomach fat into non-existence.

What I find most amusing however is that most of the people who try these different fads and contraptions run away from a key component of the weight loss battle – exercise.

The key to losing weight, keeping it off and more importantly living a genuinely healthy lifestyle is BALANCE – diet AND exercise.

The benefits of a good workout or just having an active lifestyle are numerous and can have positive effects as we age. However, because of the instantaneous world in which we live the hard work associated with exercise may be daunting to the impatient among us, but as the cliché goes “Rome was not built in a day”.

Yes exercise may take some time to see results but the results are long term. Couple that with a healthy and BALANCED diet – inclusive of carbohydrates, which actually help provide the body with the energy that it needs to function – you will be guaranteed to see changes to your appearance and to the way you feel.

I do not believe in depriving myself when it comes to food, I will happily and without guilt eat some ice-cream or cheesecake if I feel for it, but I do believe that too much of anything is not good for the body – too much sugar has damaging effects on your health, too much water can lead to hyponatremia (a possibly life-threatening condition in which the sodium in a person’s blood is too low) and too much kale, the world’s current wonder food, has recently been exposed to have possible toxic effects. In fact, even too much exercise can lead to injury and exhaustion.

The moral of the story is BALANCE  – there is that word again.

For the past year I have been following Melissa Bender’s exercise programme www.benderfitness.com which offers a wide range of workouts, from low impact for beginners to high intensity for the Olympic athletes among us, for FREE. I have found that her workouts work and she even offers diet and meal planning tips and recipes for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It is important however that you do your own research and adopt a programme that is best suited for you.

Here’s to healthy and balanced future for all!

 

Image courtesy of Jeanne Claire Maarbes at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

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