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Paul Emmert's Health Tips
A simple BESLIM Philosophy For Living a Healthy Lifestyle
   
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1.BREAKFAST is essential to the BESLIM philosophy. Eating breakfast reduces your hunger later in the day, making it easier to avoid overeating. When you skip breakfast, you may feel ravenous later and be tempted to reach for a quick fix, such as candy from the vending machine. In addition, prolonged fasting — which occurs when you skip breakfast — can increase your body's insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity.

   
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2. Exercise is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle. This one's a no-brainer. By exercise, think of simply moving. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn — and the easier it is to keep your weight under control. You don't even need to set aside major chunks of time for working out. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Don't park the car next to the mall entrance. Walk during your lunch break. Do jumping jacks during commercials. Better yet, turn off the TV and take a brisk walk. Dedicated workouts are great, but physical activity you accumulate throughout the day helps you burn calories, too. It all adds up!

   
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3. Support can be essential to healthy living. Join a health club that offers personalized guidance to help you stay on track. Qualified personal trainers are very good with their clients - they design exercise programs specifically tailored to your needs. Professional health coaches can help you lose weight - consider this approach if you need to lose weight.

   
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4. Lean nutrition is vital to long term health. Look for fresh foods. If something is pre-packaged, take a moment to study the nutrition panel. The average American consumes an extra 400 calories every day from sugar added to processed foods. Cut out all fried foods. They epitomize the obesity epidemic. Fish, skinless chicken, and even some cuts of meats will offer lower calories. Fresh vegetables are always best. Try preparing meals using olive oil - spice up your salads with this excellent dressing.

   
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6. Individual planning of your nutritional day is very helpful. Have an idea of where and what you plan to eat before the day gets going. It's best to eat frequently during the day, with smaller portions. Knowing ahead of time what you plan to eat minimizes those nutrition traps that seem to be everywhere.

   
health tip 7. Monitoring your weight is critical to long term success living the healthy lifestyle. Step on the scale at least once a week, and look for trends. Body weight can vary as much as 3 pounds over 24 hours, so look for changes over the longer term. Tighter fitting clothes means weight gain - don't wait to reevaluate your eating habits. Weight gain sneaks up and is highly insidious. Don't procrastinate - do something today to improve your health - the rest of your life depends on it!
   
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