4 Subreddits You Should Read For Tips To Stay Healthy and Fit

fatmusclecartoonman1-300-x-264I will tell you right now that I couldn’t possible write an article about living a healthy life. I’m a self-confessed Taco Bell connoisseur. My exercise consists of intense finger workouts writing articles for a tech blog that you read. I’m terrible! However, I can certainly tell you where you can find some other health tips. Where’s the first place that comes to my mind? Reddit, of course.

Below, I’ll show you four subreddits designed to help you with your health success. Each one offers a variety of information that should hopefully suit your personal pursuits. However, even if you have a set goal in mind, you might find a few tips along the way that are a little different from what you originally planned. With all this said, I really should get back in shape.

This subreddit is a great way for getting to know the ins and outs of being healthy and fit, and as we all know, there isn’t one particular way of making that happen. Members of the subreddit come from different backgrounds, each one offering his or her own unique tips and choice links for living a healthier life.

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Total Health, Fitness, and Well-Being

mockup_05Today, with an astounding number of reports about increasing obesity rates, diseases and conditions related to being overweight and out-of-shape, it is impossible to ignore the importance of fitness and well-being in our lives. Health professionals attribute cancer, diabetes and mental issues such as depression to deficiencies in fitness and well-being.

While concentrating on exercise and diet can help people suffering from these diseases, you shouldn’t wait until you develop an illness to begin a health and fitness routine. Recent studies have identified as many as 75% of adults as overweight or obese. Only about 26% of American adults participate in vigorous physical and/or leisure activities three or more times a week.

Obese people have a 10–50% increase in premature deaths from all causes compared to individuals with a healthy body weight. The majority of these premature deaths are attributed to cardiovascular causes.

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Exercise Regularly

healthy-workoutIf losing pounds is as easy as journaling about what you put in your mouth, can you use the same technique to help you stick to a fitness routine?

Dieters who keep a food diary lose twice as much weight as those who kept no records, according to a recent study by Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research. But while keeping a journal holds you more accountable for how you treat your body, sticking to a fitness routine is different from sticking to a healthy eating routine. Personal trainers we talked to recommend these tactics to keep you motivated and inspired to work out.

1. Change your perspective

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Promoting A Healthy Family Lifestyle “Be Active”

pic_homeWith the nationwide obesity epidemic being front page news and decreasing school programs and safety concerns at all time highs, it is more important than ever for parents to “get involved” and make exercise and fitness an integral part of their family’s life.

Kids who participate in regular fitness activities, be it in a structured exercise curriculum of an indoor gym program, or as a member of a sports team, acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults.

Just as parents guide and monitor their children’s academic health, parents need to take responsibility to initiate healthy habits for their children’s physical health and well-being. Following are tips for families to exercise together to promote a healthy lifestyle:

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The Many Health Benefits of Dancing

social-ballroom-dance-lessons-boston-maWith shows like Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance in full swing, dancing is becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes. There is even National Dance Day, which was started in 2010 to “encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain health and fight obesity.”

Dancing provides physical, psychological, and social benefits galore, so put on your dancing shoes and follow along.

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