How To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle Essay

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Rafael Orellana-Tercero Wendy Baker American Literature 07 April 2014 Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle In the United States over seventy percent of adults are considered to be overweight. Maintain a healthy weight. "Determine whether you are overweight by checking your body mass index. If you are overweight, it can lead to a higher risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and certain cancers."(How) Although the price of a burger is going down the prices of salads goes up. The fast food industry grows daily so while more jobs are being provided more and more people die from a heart attack. "Often a result of unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain. Dietary habits established in childhood often carry into adulthood" (The importance) As a culture we know that cheating is wrong so why do we cheat our diets or our work outs. We often make new year resolutions but often give up shortly a couple days later, why? To achieve a healthy lifestyle all you have to do is look at the big picture, plan ahead, maintain a healthy diet, and exercise. There are twenty four hours in one day yet often times we feel like we don't have enough time to get everything done. As humans we come up with excuses on why we can't do things. A lot of feel like we just don't have enough time to go workout, but did you know research shows you’re more likely to get more done after working out, than if you don't work out at all. People that take time for exercise on a regular basis are more productive and have more energy throughout the day. We often take time out of our day and invest our time and money into some sort of "energy boosting" product when we have the cheaper and more effective solution the outdoors.... ... middle of paper ... ...althy body." (11) You might be thinking " I'm already in pretty good shape, but I do wanna build more muscles". Anaerobic exercises are a great way to build muscles and put on mass. Anaerobic exercise is an exercise intense enough to trigger lactic acid formation. It is used by athletes in non-endurance sports to promote strength, speed and power and by body-builders to build muscle mass. During short, intense exercise, our body demands more oxygen than it is available, so it depends on energy that is stored in the muscles. That is the key for its role in any fitness program. Anaerobic exercise is not meant to burn off fat you need oxygen for that its main role is to build strong muscles. It is much better at building overall strength and muscle mass. Anaerobic exercise will also increase the maximum amount of oxygen you use during exercise, improving your cardio.
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