15 Healthy Habits: Simple Steps for Achieving & Maintaining Your Ideal Weight & True Health by Steve Hansen
Are you struggling with weight and health? Most Americans, and people in most other Western nations, have never been more overweight. It’s a far-reaching and frustrating problem with serious health consequences, and medical professionals have not been successful in reversing the trend. In fact, if anything, we’re more confused than ever. Are carbohydrates fattening, or is fat fattening? Should we be eating a low-carb diet, a low-fat diet, or something else? Do calories matter?
This 3,500 word article presents some simple approaches to help you manage your weight and health with diet and exercise. You don’t need to keep up with the latest research, buy each new guru diet book, pay outrageous sums for supplements and gym memberships, or buy boutique foods. This approach is not a “secret new discovery” or similar marketing nonsense—it’s a collection of simple ideas that simply work. You can choose a few or use them all—it’s your call. The real key, though, is action. You will get out of it what you put into it. That said, losing weight and gaining fitness is more about consistent action over time than strenuous effort.
Written by a life-long fit and healthy person who, around age 40, found the weight gain to be all too easy, and the advice for losing weight and living a healthy life to be wildly contradictory and confusing. This article is 15 Healthy Habits that nearly anyone can adopt today to live a healthier life. [3,500 words, 20 pages]