It’s easy to think we’re invincible and those unhealthy habits we do regularly aren’t a big deal, but that isn’t true. The lifestyle choices we make greatly impact our well being and the better decisions we make, the healthier we will be. Eat This, Not That! Health talked with several medical experts who revealed the 12 habits to avoid and why. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
Dr. Simoni Baid MD Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and NASM certified says, “Eating a variety of types of foods of different colors, spices, textures, fermented, etc.. exposes the body to more vitamins and nutrients and also aids in less gastro-intestinal issues such as constipation or bloating.”
Some people are creatures of habits, but Dr. Baid explains why that’s unhealthy. “A routine such as: wake up, exercise, get ready, eat breakfast, go to work, come back from work, cook dinner, eat dinner, watch TV and go to sleep. Can create a sense of complacency. When the mind and body are not challenged they stop to grow, and when you stop growth, deterioration comes faster.”
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Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, aka “The VibrantDoc”, a recognized leader in functional medicine and author of the new self-care book Vibrant: A Groundbreaking Program to Get Energized, Reverse Aging, and Glow explains, “You absolutely need fat, for your brain, for your skin, for healthy organ function, and more. What matters is the type of fat you eat, not the fat itself. Instead of cutting all fat, cut processed and saturated fats, especially heated fats (like fried food), trans fats (like in processed food), and saturated fats (like in heavily marbled red meat). Focus instead on whole-food unsaturated fats, like the kind in avocados, raw nuts and seeds, olives, and fatty fish, and cold-pressed fats like extra virgin olive oil and cold-pressed avocado and nut oils. Research has shown time and time again that replacing trans and saturated fats with unsaturated fats (especially from whole foods) makes a big difference in heart health–these healthful fats lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides and boost your HDL (“good”) cholesterol, all of which can help to prevent heart disease. While the research is conflicting on whether saturated fat is actually bad for your heart health, we know that unsaturated fat is actively good for your heart health, and a better replacement for saturated fat than swapping in refined carbohydrates.”
According to Dr. Baid, “Doing only one type of exercise on a daily basis is setting yourself up for injury. Only running will eventually lead to knee pain. Only Yoga will eventually lead to joint laxity, only weight training will eventually lead to constant muscle soreness and possible muscle injury. 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity has numerous health benefits. Weight training is a great …….