Exercise and Diet – For Your Waistline

Written by Robb Ksiazek

Caring for your body isrepparttar most important thing you can do in your life. You only get one body, and it needs attention. Too often in society, we let things get out of control and then we try to findrepparttar 150853 easy way out. In weight loss, this means crash diets and diet pills. These are notrepparttar 150854 best for our bodies, as they suck outrepparttar 150855 energy and don’t provide enough nutrition.

It really isn’t that hard to eat well and get some exercise. You don’t have to start running inrepparttar 150856 mornings, and you don’t have to join one ofrepparttar 150857 famous weight loss institutes. Simple answers are out there forrepparttar 150858 taking. You just have to be willing to find them.

The Diet Portion

A diet should consist of common sense. You and your body know what is right to eat and how much of it to consume. Your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, and she was right. Some east diet tips and things to remember:

  • Sleep well. Your body needs a chance to recharge steadily for around eight hours a night.
  • Be consistent with your meal times. Your body will adjust to your schedule and will makerepparttar 150859 necessary modifications.
  • Use common sense in your meal planning. Well rounded meals are best. Some veggies instead of fries with your sandwich not only taste good, they’re good for you.
  • Smaller meal portions. Eat until you are full, and then stop. Your body doesn’t want anymore.
  • Cook your meals. When you make your dinner, you are freeing yourself ofrepparttar 150860 processed foods.

Stockingrepparttar 150861 cupboards and refrigerator with healthy alternatives will reduce your impulse snacking, or at least minimizerepparttar 150862 junk food you put in your body. Every major diet talks of portion control. You might feel hungryrepparttar 150863 first couple of days, but your body will adjust. You’ll start burning stored fat.

Self-Care for Adults with ADD: Put On Your Oxygen Mask

Written by ADD Coach Jennifer Koretsky

Take a moment to think about what happens when you get on an airplane. Beforerepparttar plane takes off,repparttar 150852 flight attendants outline safety procedures and inform you that, shouldrepparttar 150853 oxygen masks drop down, you must put yours on before you help anyone else. This is an excellent metaphor for self-care.

Many adults with ADD skimp on self-care. It’s not easy to balancerepparttar 150854 many demands of family, career, health, friends, and personal interests. Add ADD to that mix and you can get some very overwhelmed and overworked adults who sacrifice their own self-care in order to take care of everyone else -- and everything else -- around them.

Never feel guilty for putting on your oxygen mask and practicing self-care! When you take care of yourself, you function at a higher level. When you function at a higher level, you find yourself less overwhelmed and more prepared to deal with your ADD challenges, as well asrepparttar 150855 stresses of everyday life.

And when you are able to better manage and balance allrepparttar 150856 aspects of your life, there is much more ‘quality you’ available torepparttar 150857 people around you.

There are many components of self-care that one must pay attention to. Here are 3 very important elements:

The Basics

On average, do you getrepparttar 150858 sleep, nutrients, and exercise that your body requires? Sometimes, too little sleep can make you sluggish, but too much sleep can make you groggy. Excess sugar and caffeine can make you moody and speedy. And too little or too much exercise may leave you feeling tired.

It's difficult for most adults (with and without ADD) to balance proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise at all times, but most people agree thatrepparttar 150859 more time they spend paying attention to healthy habits,repparttar 150860 better they feel.

Medical Care

Some people choose to take ADD medication, and some people don't. This aspect of self-care isn't about medication. It's about your doctors -- from your general practitioner to your dentist!

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