Howland Place Fitness Center
Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible– all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.
Healthy eating begins with learning how to “eat smart”—it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Your food choices can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as well as defend against depression. Additionally, learning the habits of healthy eating can improve your health by boosting your energy, sharpening your memory and stabilizing your mood. Expand your range of healthy food choices and learn how to plan ahead to create and maintain a satisfying, healthy diet.
At Howland Place Fitness Center we try to give our members the complete fitness package and with fitness, comes proper nutrition!
Why Eat Healthy?
Our diet affects our entire well-being.
Our diet, more than any other factor, has the biggest influence on our health. Our body draws the energy and nutrients to repair and rebuild itself from elements of our diet. Even our thoughts and emotions are influenced by the quality of our food. Making healthy choices can improve and maintain well-being.
The healthier our diet, the more energy we have. Foods that are easier to digest make energy more readily available to our body. Stimulants such as caffeine and sugar give us a lift but then we crash and our body craves more. Stable energy levels provided by high quality nutrition keep us going throughout the day.
Fight off disease
Our immune system is built and maintained from the food we eat. A diet of processed and convenience food not only lacks nutrients, it draws from our body's reserves for digestion and metabolism. This depletes vitamins, minerals and antioxidants necessary to ward off disease and fight infection. A healthy diet should contain all these elements in abundance to give our immune system the power to protect us.
Our body has to process the bad as well as the good. Flooding it with unnatural chemicals from convenience foods places strain on digestion. The emotional comfort we feel when eating them is followed by tiredness and a foggy head. A healthy meal of fresh seasonal produce lifts us emotionally as well as physically.
Our skin, hair, and tissues are all built from what we eat. Supple, smooth and glowing skin requires vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, as does glossy hair, sparkling eyes and strong nails. A nutrient-rich diet gives us a natural glow.
The fats, carbohydrates and proteins we eat require many micronutrients to be effectively digested. Without these, energy levels drop and food is stored as fat until vitamins and minerals become available. Eating a micronutrient-rich diet helps our body digest food efficiently and metabolize stored energy, melting away excess pounds!
A diet comprising mainly fresh and raw fruits and vegetables provides the greatest quantity of nutrients our body needs to rejuvenate and enhance health. Other whole foods, such as nuts, grains and will legumes provide the balance and variety you crave. Eating well will leave you feeling more energetic, give you a healthy glow and help maintain weight for a longer, healthier and happier life.
When our recipes from our nutrition program is combined with our 12 week training program you will surely be on the path to a happy, healthy lifestyle in no time!
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