CNN Launches “Fitness, But Better” Newsletter Series for Healthy Living
CNN is diving into the world of health and wellness with their new newsletter series, “Fitness, But Better.” The series aims to help readers establish a healthy routine backed by expert advice and guidance.
One common misconception, according to experts, is the belief that regular exercise can completely reverse the effects of a bad diet. Unfortunately, this is not the case. No matter how much you exercise, if you consistently consume unhealthy foods, the negative impact on your body will remain.
One often overlooked consequence of an unhealthy diet is the accumulation of visceral fat. Often known as “skinny fat,” this refers to individuals who may appear slim but actually have a high percentage of body fat, particularly dangerous visceral fat. This type of fat can lead to health risks such as atherosclerosis, a condition that affects blood flow and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Interestingly, individuals who regularly exercise but neglect healthy eating face an increased risk of premature death compared to those who exercise and make healthy dietary choices. Developing a caloric deficit, which involves burning more calories than consumed, is key to losing weight. However, regularly consuming high-calorie fatty foods can make achieving this deficit difficult.
Junk food and sugary beverages are common culprits that provide empty calories and lack essential nutrients needed for proper exercise and satiety. While fatty foods may provide a temporary energy boost, they will not sustain a long or intense workout, often leading to fatigue.
Experts argue that the type of training is less important than ensuring the body receives the right nutrients for building muscle mass and recovering from workouts. Including high-protein foods like chicken and salmon in one’s diet is essential for building and maintaining lean muscle mass.
However, being healthy does not mean completely giving up all enjoyable foods. Moderation is key when it comes to maintaining a balanced relationship with food. Instead of demonizing certain foods, it is more beneficial to view food as fuel and focus on adding in nutrients rather than unnecessarily restricting oneself.
By providing their readers with expert advice through their “Fitness, But Better” newsletter series, CNN hopes to help individuals ease into a healthy routine while understanding the importance of both exercise and a balanced diet. With this knowledge, readers can strive for better overall health and wellbeing.
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