Did you know that about 31 percent of South Carolina’s residents are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, and this extra weight increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, several forms of cancer, and other serious medical conditions? Obesity rates are nothing new, so why are we bringing this issue up now? Well, why not? Now is as good a time as any to talk to your Beaufort personal trainer to learn how to get fit in the safest, most effective way.

We all know how important a combination of a balanced diet and exercise activity is for our Beaufort health and fitness; many Beaufort personal trainers and Beaufort fitness experts constantly underscore this. Unfortunately, judging by the number of obese and overweight people in our area and across the country, far too many of us don’t practice good dietary and lifestyle habits. In fact, studies indicate that many Americans ignore the healthy nutrition and fitness guidelines, whether by accident or design. A study conducted a few years ago showed that although many are aware of the consequences of eating too many foods rich in artery-clogging fat, a mind blowing 60 million of us continue to consume fast food 2x per week at the very least.

And with fitness, it’s no different. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 20% of Americans get the recommended levels of exercise – at least 30 minutes of brisk activity on most days of the week – while more than 25% don’t exercise at all. Is it that we don’t care what happens to our bodies and minds at all, so much so that we undermine the importance of making good nutrition and Beaufort fitness choices?

At EarthFIT, in order to get fit, Beaufort, we suggest for keeping your weight and health in check by following these tips:

Be aware of how harmful certain foods and ingredients are. E.g., too much saturated fat – often found in deep fried foods – sugar and salt, as well as processed meats and refined grains, are neither healthy nor nutritious. This kind of diet, if consumed regularly, will not only pile on pounds, but also lead to obesity-related illnesses, such as colon cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

If you must have it, eat whole grains. Also, have vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and low-fat dairy products every day, and practice portion control. Note: Even if you eat mostly healthy foods, big portions and second servings may add on extra calories.

Exercise! Combination of a sensible diet, regular exercise or a great Beaufort fitness program is the best way to lose or maintain your weight, burn fat, build up cardio endurance, strengthen your muscles, improve balance and flexibility, and get many other benefits that will boost your mental health and physically get fit Beaufort! Ask your Beaufort personal trainers for guidance and advice on how to achieve all these goals through fitness and nutrition.

Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.


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