Is Diet As Important As Fitness?

If you want a great body, we can help you achieve it at One Love Fit Club in Chino Hills, CA. We provide the workouts that help you lose weight and look your best. However, fitness isn’t enough if you have a diet that’s unhealthy and filled with calories. No matter how long you workout, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Both a healthy diet and regular exercise are important for both weight loss and overall good health.

If you’re a junk food junkie, hours at the gym won’t get you the body you want.

Think about it. If you’re constantly filling up on junk food, empty calories, you won’t have the nutrients you need to build that healthy body. You won’t have the protein to build muscles and you probably will be consuming too many calories, so you’ll still be storing them as fat. A healthy diet is like breathing. You have to breath to survive. Exercise is like hydrating. You also need it to survive, just like a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you skip either one for very long, you’ll have negative results.

Both a healthy diet and regular exercise protects you at a cellular level.

Your body is an amazing machine that tends to rust out before it wears out. The more you work your muscles, the stronger they become. If you work out regularly, you build telomeres. They act like aglets for your chromosomes, those plastic tips at the end of the shoelaces to prevent the laces from unraveling. That prevents cell damage. A healthy diet can also help prevent inflammation and has antioxidants that prevent free radicals from damaging cells.

Jack Lalanne said it best.

There’s a famous quote from Jack Lalanne, the exercise and fitness guru. “Exercise is king. Nutrition is Queen. Put them together and you have a kingdom.” That sums it up perfectly. You have to have both. However, since you can’t out-exercise a bad diet, good nutrition is a key to a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can help you lose weight, just as a healthy diet can. Since obesity is the leading cause of preventable deaths, it’s important to have both good nutrition and a fitness routine.

  • Luckily, you don’t have to choose between eating a healthy diet and exercising. In fact, the fitter you get the easier it becomes to eat healthy and the more you eat healthy, the easier it is to get fit.
  • Eating healthy is not the same as dieting. Dieting is limiting and leaves you feeling deprived. Eating healthy can actually offer more food and even include healthy snacks that are delicious.
  • While a well-balanced exercise program is easier when you have help from a personal trainer, you can also do it by simply being more active. Bike riding, walking, dancing and even kickboxing are fun activities, but also ones that contribute to your fitness regime.
  • While scheduling a half hour a day for exercise is important, sometimes life gets in the way. The good news is that you don’t have to workout 30 minutes straight. You can break it up to shorter ten minute sessions three times a day and get the same benefits.

For more information, contact us today at One Love Fit Club

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