Tips for Healthy Living: Pillar 4

Tips for Healthy Living: Pillar 4

Being the health nut I am, I try to eat healthily, get to the gym every day and keep up on health & fitness news. For example, the June 2009 issue of Life Extension magazine featured an article about how to successfully shed lbs. which I’d like to share with you. We’ll feature a new pillar in each issue. – Carmelo Sigona

Pillar Number 4: Increase Physical Activity

Exercise induces many beneficial changes at the cellular level that contribute to better weight control. Increased physical activity itself improves insulin sensitivity and mimics the effect of certain anti-diabetic drugs, which can have a favorable effect on body fat contouring.

Of course, the type and intensity of physical activity will vary considerably among individuals. Even a modest increase in physical activity, as a component of the Nine Pillars, should produce a reduction of fat mass that can help motivate individuals to continue to make healthy life choices in terms of food and exercise!

Soon we’ll be sharing exercise tips from Dan Locsin, the owner of Train For Life fitness center in Morgan Hill. Stay tuned!

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