Diet and Exercise
By John Caldecott.
Nutrition and physical activity is going to go along together for our bodies. Exercise is going to give us fitness
along with four major things: flexibility, strength, muscle endurance, and cardiovascular health. Diet on it’s own
is not going to be able to give you this. You need to have the physical part as well. One thing to remember is
that a bad diet can affect the way that your fitness training goes even if you follow the best type of exercise
plan that you can. You need to put a healthy diet and a lot of exercise together to stay as healthy as you can.
It is going to be achievable to answer the question of how long you need to exercise to keep as healthy as you can.
The average is at least 20 minutes of exercise at least three times a week. This will help to strengthen the
cardiovascular health. Another idea is that 3500 calories must be used in a week by doing any sort of physical
activity. This will benefit you and your heart as well. It is a good idea to speak to your doctor first to find out
what exercise plan is going to be best for you and your body.
The energy nutrients that are stored like glucose and fatty acids with a few amino acids are let out into the blood
during exercise in order to provide energy for what you are doing. This means that the body will respond to
exercise by adjusting its fuel amounts.
There is a way to use diet to control high blood pressure and now they are finding out that exercise has a role in
keeping blood pressure from increasing. With the reduction of sodium into your body, weight loss and limited
alcohol use, along with the increased amount of physical activity and a low fat diet, you can control hypertension.
Foods that are used for the purpose of lowering blood pressure without using medication can include sweets and
many beverages that have sugar in them, red meat and fats.
To build muscle in the body, proteins are used and this is true when the body is at rest after exercise or any type
of physical activity. There is research that has shown that athletes will retain more protein and use more of it as
fuel for the body. The American Dietetic Association has said that one gram per kilogram of bodyweight is
recommended for people that do not exercise at all. For the athletes, the protein amounts are going to be higher.
It should be considered that athletes also need more carbohydrates as well. If they do not take in enough crabs,
their protein will be used all up for fuel and there will not be anything left for muscle building after exercise
There is increasing evidence that weight bearing exercises like walking, dancing, running, sports and so much more.
Are very good at getting good bone health. Swimming has been a great use for bone health. Eating disorders like
bulimia and anorexia have been said to damage bone strength. Exercise alone cannot make your body healthy. You
need to have the proper calcium and other vitamins and minerals required for bones must go with the adequate amount
of exercise to provide the best bone health. Along with exercise, diet can help keep your body working good and in
the right mode for the rest of your life.
Godbless and Keep Fit,
Friday, 2 November 2007
Diet and Exercise