Happy Holidays! The holidays have us pretty busy, but I saw something come through my feed that made me elated.
In the pubic mind, there is a pervasive tendency to focus on diet when it comes to weight loss and health and fitness. There is no shortage of articles and opinion pieces about how your diet is either killing you for unlocking potential for you. Fad diets, usually based on a single scientific finding, are all the rage. Vegan diets, gluten free diets, low carb diets, raw food diets, paleo-diets. The topic of diet is often brought up when anyone is talking about issues of health and weight loss.
The one thing that is not mentioned is exercise. In all of the talk of what people are eating, no one is talking about what you need to do as far as using those calories you just ate. And this is understandable. It is far easier to take 500 calories out of a diet than it is to put 500 calories into a workout.
Now, if one optimizes their diet (whatever that means) they can receive huge benefits beyond just weight loss. There are no easy answers right now, however. Some people do better with different diets and often the research is contradictory. It can be daunting to figure out where to start in this realm.
As it turns out, Juna Gjata, the co-host of the podcast Food, We Need To Talk, has been asking nutrition experts for a few months now to give one solid tip that will have the biggest impact on your health. Turns out, they all agree on that one tip: exercise. When it come down to where the rubber hits the road, its all about getting out there and challenging our body.
One of the main reasons we started TPLA was to help people get up and moving doing something that didn’t fee like exercise to them. Sabering has brought lots of people into an activity that provides a good deal of exercise for people in a society that has removed so much oof our daily physical activity.
It is great to see that even those concerned with the study of diet and nutrition agree that exercise is the lynch pin to it all.
The full story is here: https://www.wbur.org/foodtalk/2019/12/27/food-podcast-resistance-strength-training?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0An-ZaSZgSq8vzLfpXEPFl3-q-AQ4IZcfRCJG95lEa_5Ahi9xuSQJWZ9M&fbclid=IwAR0JLSKUyPdIoLlpuMfl8Ot1eDAIruiVNSdnI1iLcjcsRSZIuDNr9VBvlSc&fbclid=IwAR1PgjM-EeqNZi3fVv-9V9xluKGlQDEoQKhW7et_4zVzWEAmaiDn6pq9DOk&fbclid=IwAR3blpFE3EgrPOw8DvMb7LcIGEpBcg-PLmujq5Q7whQCqrE2Mdebw_7Aa2Y
Happy Holidays all! We will see you ini the New Year!